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December 31, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM


Affirmative Action Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:49 PM

Affirmative Action is so obviously unjust, unconstitutional, counterproductive, and morally wrong, our liberal rulers must have some really good reasons for continuing to impose it decade after decade. Or maybe not:

On a tip from Allison.

Top 10 UN-believable Moments of 2010

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:25 PM

One good thing about the end of 2010 — we are a year closer to the glorious date that the festering pustule of corrupt moonbattery known as the United Nations is finally put out of our misery:

If only 2011 could at least be the year we stop being forced to finance it.

On a tip from Mats.

Socialism's Emasculating Effect

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

Sigmund Freud would appreciate the highly symbolic glimpse Sweden offers of our future under a government-controlled healthcare system:

An elderly Swedish man has had to have his penis amputated after doctors misdiagnosed his condition.
Rather than being the urinary tract infection doctors had thought, he had contracted cancer, and medics had missed the signs for over a YEAR.
As the disease had been undetected for so long, the cancer had taken hold and doctors were left with no option other than to lop off his manhood.

One reason a correct diagnosis wasn't reached sooner is that with Sweden's socialized medicine, it took five months to schedule an appointment at the hospital. But on the positive side, at least he was able to force someone else to pay for it. Anyway, the very concept of "manhood" is incongruous under socialism.


On tips from J, TrickleUpPolitics, AC, and G. Fox. Hat tip: JammieWearingFool.

Planned Parenthood: Corrupting the Kids It Doesn't Kill

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

The abortion mill Planned Parenthood is raking in taxpayer money to the tune of $363.2 million per year, but at least it's performing useful services. In addition to killing inconvenient babies in numbers that would put Adolf Eichmann to shame, it's launching a new initiative to counsel parents on how to encourage their children to have sex.

Planned Parenthood's Web site announced the group is preparing to launch a nationwide "social change initiative" to end the "stigma and shame about sex" in American culture.
The project aims to teach parents and caregivers how to educate children about sex — from birth. And it recommends telling teenagers about masturbation, oral sex and "where to go for help to prepare to be sexually active."

For moonbats, Planned Parenthood operatives have remarkably sound business sense: the more sexually active teens, the more unwanted pregnancies, the more money pours in to supplement what's stolen on their behalf by Big Government.

The initiative is geared to parents and caregivers of children aged 8 to 18. In the four pilot states, parents were invited to attend workshops where they received Planned Parenthood's guide to "Sex Ed for Parents, Real Life. Real Talk." The events were held at different community venues, including schools, churches, social services facilities and libraries.

That is, government-subsidized militants are using churches to convince parents to corrupt their eight-year-olds. But there's no reason to wait until the tots turn eight:

A "Parent Tips" section of the "Real Life. Real Talk" Web site says children are never too young to learn about sex. It states, in part:
"A child's sexuality, sexual feelings, and sexual attitudes develop from the moment of Birth — even before a child can speak. In fact, children start learning about sexuality through observation of family interaction and surroundings. … You can begin teaching your young child the basics of sexuality — anatomy, reproduction, sexual orientation…"

As our society is re-engineered by radical creeps, learning about the birds and the bees will never be the same.

Under the pro-abortion extremist Obama, PP President Cecile Richards is raking it in.

On a tip from Papa Todd.

Wind-Powered Scotland Needs Electricity From Nuclear France

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Things have reached a pretty pass when France has to rescue Britons from the mess their moonbattery has gotten them into.

Scotland's wind farms are unable to cope with the freezing weather conditions — grinding to a halt at a time when electricity demand is at a peak, forcing the country to rely on power generated by French nuclear plants.
Output from major wind farms fell to as low as 2.5 per cent of their potential generation capacity during the cold snap as power demand rose to close to the highest level yet recorded, new figures have revealed.
Meteorologists say extremely cold temperatures can occur only when there is little or no wind and icy pockets of air are trapped close to the ground, prompting accusations from anti- wind-farm campaigners that wind power cannot be relied on to meet Scotland's electricity needs in the depths of winter.

We all know wind energy doesn't work, so why not end the ridiculous fad right now, and save ourselves a fortune in government subsidies? Yet moonbat bureauweenies hold firm to their foolishness:

The Scottish Government is opposed to nuclear power, insisting no nuclear plants will be built in Scotland once Hunterston B in Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian are decommissioned, in 2016 and 2023 respectively.

Shivering in the dark so that pompous liberal blowhards can posture sanctimoniously — that's our future unless enviromoonbattery is turned back decisively.

On a tip from AC.

I Too Demand Van Smith's Resonation!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

Van Smith of Baltimore's City Paper should have known better than to write a piece documenting the criminal background of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association. The union responded by picketing his paper — even demanding his resonation:


For once I agree with a union thug. Smith and his revelations should be resonated far and wide, so that people understand what it means to have a president in bed with unions.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

December 30, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 PM


Via Cristi Li.

Countermoonbat Piers Corbyn Predicted Brutal Cold for Britain, East Coast

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:55 PM

While the ideologically addled establishment was yelping that global warming would cause a mild winter, WeatherAction founder Piers Corbyn predicted well in advance that Britain and the US East Coast would be in for exactly the weather we've been seeing:

Dr. Corbyn is unlikely to be first in line for generous government grants, but at least he has the satisfaction of being demonstrably right. His approach is to base predictions on science rather than politics.

On a tip from TED.

The Obama Wallet

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:20 PM

Because Comrade Obama's hand is always in your wallet:



Get yours today.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

What Does "Asian" Mean in Newspeak?

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:50 PM

Here's a Newspeak vocabulary quiz. See if you can figure out what the euphemism "Asian" means in this story:

A former serviceman was ambushed and beaten up by drunken thugs simply because he was wearing an RAF blazer and poppy [in honor of his fellow vets].
Anthony O'Brien was preparing for a comrade's funeral when the two teenage yobs shouted at him: 'Blow up all soldiers — death to all soldiers'.
The pair — described as being of Asian or mixed race — then headbutted and punched the 69-year-old to the floor.
He managed to stagger home to raise the alarm and was taken to hospital, where, battered and bruised, he spent the next five weeks recovering.
The incident has left him wheelchair bound with long-term health problems.

If you guessed that "Asian" in this context means "Muslim, probably of Pakistani origin," you win a Newspeak dictionary.

Anthony O'Brien, via Opit's LinkFest.

On a tip from Smorfia48.

Sustainable Kwanzaa

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

Although it's hard to compete with Lenin's Birthday/Earth Day, this is a festive time of year even for progressives, with possibly the ultimate moonbat event taking place today in Nashville:

A "Sustainable Kwanzaa" event will be 5-11 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30th at the Peabody Corner Food Court, 319 Peabody St., courtesy of the George W. Carver Food Park team and EarthMatters Tennessee.
"This year's event will highlight seven organizations in the Nashville area that promote and represent the Nguzo Saba or the Seven Principles associated with the seven-day cultural holiday," said Karen Roberts, event organizer.

As noted earlier, these seven socialist principles are the same as those that inspired Patty Hearst's Symbionese Liberation Army, which like Kwanzaa represented militant 1960s moonbattery taken to the last extreme of sociopathic absurdity. Kwanzaa was invented by Black Power demagogue and convicted torturer Ron Everett, I mean "Maulana Karenga," with the express purpose of dividing America along racial lines.

Libs are advised to go easy. Combining Kwanzaa with ecokookery could cause a moonbattery overload. If incense smoke starts leaking out your ears, step away from the earth-friendly Afro-centric festivities until it dissipates.

Why exactly is Sustainable Kwanzaa sustainable? Don't ask me. I can't even figure out why coal-powered cars like the coercively subsidized Chevy Volt are sustainable.

Best of all, they're serious.

On a tip from Byron.

Comrade Obama's New Year's Resolution

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM


Compliments of Jim Lavery.

Blizzard Used as Pretext to Nix Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

No matter what happens, the liberal establishment will blame it on global warming and use it as an excuse to deprive us of our Constitutional rights. Katrina is one case in point. The East Coast blizzard is another:

The recent blizzard that hammered North Carolina is also taking its toll on the state's law abiding gun owners. Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the "state of emergency" will be subject to criminal charges, per the state's firearms law.
On Christmas Day, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, in consultation with Governor Bev Perdue, called in the National Guard as snow covered every county in the state. Once a state of emergency is declared, concealed carry permits become null and void, and those who aren't familiar with this bizarre stipulation in the law are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.

That is, law-abiding citizens are forbidden from carrying defensive weapons whenever a situation arises that might make them particularly likely to need them. Criminals as always will be unencumbered by this absurd law, because firearms restrictions do no apply to them, as evidenced by the many shootings that occur in "gun-free" zones.

On a tip from AC.

Time Magazine Confirms: Liberal Media Has Jumped the Shark on Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

It isn't just the barking moonbat self-parodies at the snicker-inducing New York Times. The establishment liberal press has officially jumped the shark, rendering itself irrelevant to the world of adults with its desperate attempt to convince the cretinously gullible that the harsh winter weather we've been witnessing is caused by the chimerical global warming crisis. See if you can keep a straight face while reading this from Time Magazine:

…while piles of snow blocking your driveway hardly conjure images of a dangerously warming world, it doesn't mean that climate change is a myth. … One theory is that a warmer Arctic may actually lead to colder and snowier winters in the northern mid-latitudes. Even as countries like Britain — suffering through the coldest December on record — deal with low temperatures and unusual snow, the Arctic has kept on warming, with Greenland and Arctic Canada experiencing the hottest year on record.

As noted earlier, claiming that even if it's colder where there are people to witness the temperature, it's warmer in places where there aren't is a favorite trick of warmists.

How's this for an explanation as to how global warming makes it be so cold:

The theory seems counterintuitive, but as Jeff Masters, a meteorologist who writes the great Wunder Blog at Weather Underground, put it in a recent post, it makes sense: "This pattern is kind of like leaving the refrigerator door ajar — the refrigerator warms up, but all the cold air spills out into the house." The planet overall is still warming — and the Arctic fastest of all — but the cold air from the far north can result in biting winter weather and major storms, for a while at least.

Here's an idea: why don't we raise taxes so that World Government can create a giant refrigerator door to keep the cold air from leaking out of the arctic? The sacred man-eating polar bears will stay comfortably cool, and Mayor Bloomberg and the public sector unions crippling NYC might be able to handle snow removal.

Strangely enough, global warming didn't always cause so much snow and cold in Britain. Here's what they were saying 10 years ago:

Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is … so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event".
"Children just aren't going to know what snow is," he said.

The University of East Anglia was among the most esteemed establishment strongholds of global warming ideology. The Climategate scandal revealed it to be infested with liars who deliberately propped up the phony crisis in exchange for a gusher of taxpayer money.

Over 1,000 scientists from more respectable institutions have officially gone on the record that global warming is a fraud. But like the New York Times, Time Magazine will be neck deep in the tar pits before they admit it.

But where there are no people to witness the weather it's warm.

On tips from mega, Lyle, and Jodie.

Education on Berkeley Streets

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

The nice thing about a college town like Berkeley is that there's so much erudition, it erupts on the streets. Without ever entering a classroom you can study theology:


…and history…


…and even glimpse the future:


The last picture is particularly impressive, considering that these were taken long before the lame duck Dems managed to ram through their ill-advised nuclear treaty — although not before the Soviet Union collapsed, so they might want to change the markings on the missile, hard as it is for moonbats to come to grips with the fact that the USSR isn't around anymore.

Via Zombie, on a tip from Dystopic PC.

December 29, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM


Via The People's Cube, on a tip from TED.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: R. Lee Ermey

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

I wouldn't want to be in the Manchurian Moonbat's vacation flip-flops now. Retired Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey is wise to his Cloward-Piven strategy of spending our economy into collapse so as to impose oligarchical collectivism — and he likes it about as much as he would enjoy seeing an effete, 90-lb. weenie like B. Hussein presented to him as a recruit. Here he lets loose at a USO/Toys for Tots benefit in Indianapolis:

"I got to tell you folks, we're having a big problem this year. The economy really sucks. Now I hate to point fingers at anybody but the present administration probably had a lot to do with that. And the way I see it, they're not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees; so I think we should all rise up and we should stop this administration from what they're doing because they're destroying this country.
"They're driving us into bankruptcy so they can impose socialism on us. That's exactly what they're doing, and I'm sick and damn tired of it and I know you are too.
"But I know the Marine Corps is going to be here forever. This administration won't. Semper Fi. God bless you all."

It takes more than the threat of a Tinseltown blacklisting to scare a Marine.

Via Big Hollywood. On tips from Hail The Amberlamps! and Gary in Washington.

Big Government Clears the Snow

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

Look what's back on YouTube after a brief disappearance — video of Mayor for Life Michael Bloomberg's Leviathan for once addressing a legitimate duty of a municipal government, snow removal:

These people will now control our healthcare.

Hat tips: Hot Air, Ace of Spades HQ. On tips from G. Fox and TED.

How Black Muslims Celebrate Christmas Eve

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:02 PM

Christmas Eve was an opportune time for black Muslims in Oklahoma City to inform us that God hates Christmas — and America too:

If they want better attendance, these guys should try presenting their case from a podium at Columbia, instead of across from the Happy House.

On a tip from Dystopic PC. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Drunk Driving Killer Awarded Fortune

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:51 PM

America isn't the only country being looted to death by moonbat judges, pathologically greedy lawyers, and their lowlife beneficiaries. From Down Under:

Alan Philip Brown was dubbed Victoria's worst driver after he killed passenger Margaret Loveday in 2001, the second time he had killed while driving drunk, the Herald Sun reported.
Another woman, Carol Jancic, was injured in the smash, and forced to spend months in intensive care and then rehabilitation.

Brown's career in drunk driving stretches way back:

Brown has had more than 100 convictions, including being caught with blood alcohol readings of .110, .165, .2, .193, .130 and .1.
Brown, who has never held a licence and who was described in court as a loner who had fathered eight children by four different women, killed his cousin in 1989 while driving at almost four times the legal limit.

Here's how he made his career pay:

Brown claims to have injured his shoulder and suffered psychological damage when a garden shed roller door closed on him in Loddon Prison in April 2007.
The County Court has since ordered the 44-year-old be paid $120,000 in compensation after he successfully sued the State of Victoria for negligence.

The next time Brown kills someone, he'll be drunk on the finest single malt, courtesy of taxpayers.

On a tip from AC.

Blizzard Allows Michael Bloomberg's Big Government to Showcase Its Effectiveness

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

New York's Mayor for Life Michael Bloomberg considers himself competent to dictate what his subjects eat and whether people in other parts of the country can exercise their Second Amendment rights — but he's far from competent at doing his job, as his complete inability to deal with all the "global warming" piling up on his fiefdom makes clear:

Daily News writer Erin Durkin was stuck on the A train between the Aqueduct and Rockaway Boulevard stations (above ground, at least) for seven hours on Sunday after the conductor announced, "This train is completely dead." The 500 passengers went without food, water, bathrooms, and heat. The passengers tried to stay calm and not go crazy and eat one another, but it became difficult: "Spirits rose when they announced a rescue train was coming to fetch us — but sunk again at the news: 'The rescue train is stuck,'" Durkin writes. Conductors reportedly "pleaded for help, but no one came."

Elsewhere in the city,

An aboveground N left passengers stranded for eight hours without heat at the New Utrecht Avenue station on Monday after the train became paralyzed by a snow-clogged third rail. "Passengers waited for a rescue train that never came," the Times reports.

Funny, I thought fascists could make the trains run on time. Bloomberg — whose over-reaching nanny state totalitarianism makes Mussolini look like a libertarian — can't even get the buses to run:

Stephen Rozas, a nice clerk at Sears in Rego Park, walked to work from Jackson Heights during the blizzard because the bus never came and he didn't want to take the day off, as "he's not sure if the job will be around next month."

Even New Yorkers, who seem willing to take any amount of abuse from bureaucrats, are getting fed up.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tips: Hot Air, Ace of Spades HQ.

Free Lawyers for Mentally Defective Criminal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

America isn't quite bankrupt yet. How else could our rulers waste what's left of our money while gloatingly rubbing our faces in the fact that moonbats are in charge? Here's an idea:

Shy of her first anniversary on the federal bench, an Obama-appointed judge known for promoting "racial tolerance" [i.e., very special treatment for all but Caucasians] has ordered U.S. taxpayers to provide criminally convicted immigrants with "diminished mental capacities" lawyers to fight deportation.
The ruling is believed to be the first ordering government-financed legal representation in an immigration case. Foreign nationals embroiled in deportation proceedings must pay for their own attorney, unlike criminal defendants who get court-appointed lawyers — financed by American taxpayers — as part of due process when they can't afford it.
In this case a southern California federal judge, Dolly Gee, ruled that two area immigrants who are "mentally disabled" must be given lawyers to fight deportation. The men, ages 48 and 29, are currently represented by a pair of liberal civil rights groups that claim people with mental disabilities cannot get a fair hearing without representation in immigration court.

Obviously there is no shortage of people with mental disabilities in this country, or Obama wouldn't be in a position to appoint judges to misrule us. Yet the authorities bend over backwards to import more cretins — while legitimate immigrants are forced to wait years. These two will be prize additions to the massive new underclass Democrats are deliberately creating so they can farm it for votes:

The older man man, Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, has various criminal convictions and served part of a two-year prison sentence before being released on bail. Among his offenses are battery against a police officer and assault. The younger man, Jose Franco-Gonzalez, completed a prison sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and his immigrant rights attorney claims he's "moderately retarded" and doesn't know his birth date or how to tell time.

There was a time when we expected immigrants to this country to have some likelihood of making a positive contribution. But that was back when America was governed by people who meant it well.

Militant racialist moonbat Dolly Gee.

On a tip from AC.

Suspended for the Year Over Lunchbox Mix-up

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

The latest zero tolerance educratic insanity reaches us from Sanford, North Carolina:

An athletic and academic standout in Lee County said a lunchbox mix-up has cut short her senior year of high school and might hurt her college opportunities.
Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school personnel found a small paring knife in her lunchbox.
Smithwick said personnel found the knife while searching the belongings of several students, possibly looking for drugs. …
The lunchbox really belonged to Joe Smithwick, who packs a paring knife to slice his apple. He and his daughter have matching lunchboxes.

For the crime of having been found by the Gestapo to be in accidental possession of a paring knife, Ashley — a stellar student who has never been in trouble and who has been taking college level courses — was suspended for the rest of the school year, and is not allowed to set foot on campus. She has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, possibly sabotaging her college prospects.

Lee County Superintendent Jeff Moss explains why they had to go to such absurd extremes over a paring knife:

"Bottom line is we want to ensure every child feels safe on our campus."

Only under the thumb of capricious totalitarian moonbats are the people truly safe.

The actual purpose of lowering the boom on someone as totally innocent as Ashley Smithwick? Maybe it's educational: to prepare her and her follow students for life in a country that has traded liberty for liberalism. More likely it's yet another pernicious consequence of political correctness. If a white girl from a nice family gets let off after having been caught with a knife, how can they punish the next sociopathic punk with six inches of underpants showing when they catch him brandishing a switchblade? After all, we're required to believe that everyone is exactly the same.

Uh oh: Those look like knives in front of Ashley Smithwick.

On a tip from FrankW.

Paroled Lifer Kills Cop in Massachusetts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

The moonbats running Massachusetts learned nothing from the Willie Horton debacle that helped spare us from a President Michael Dukakis. Dominic Cinelli is an example of the menaces to society they see fit to let loose:

Cinelli's parole records show a checkered past: a rehabilitated junkie who started shooting heroin at 14, he was a career criminal who at one point was serving three concurrent life sentences for several armed robberies, armed assault with intent to commit murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
But an appeals court decision made him eligible for parole and he walked in February 2009. The Parole Board at that time noted: "Cinelli's release to community supervision at this time is not incompatible with the welfare of society."

Cinelli's parole has now been irreversibly revoked. He died in a shootout with 60-year-old police officer Jack Maguire after he tried to rob a Kohl's jewelry counter in Woburn.

Now for the bad news: Maguire also died, having been shot four times in the torso.

Progressives like experimental approaches to justice, so here's an idea they might try. The next time a dangerous criminal is let out early, when he is rearrested for another crime he should serve his sentence in a cell with the bleeding heart apparatchiks who set him free — provided he doesn't die in a gun battle with police.

On a tip from Gary C.

December 28, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 PM


On a tip from TED.

New Black Panthers Build "International Alliance" With Iran Against America

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:40 PM

The New Black Panthers have been polishing their international diplomacy credentials by building an "international alliance" against America with Iran's terrorist dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

The idea is to replace America with a racist black state, along the lines of Nazi Germany except swarthier, with help from our external enemies.

The New Black Panthers also have friends closer to home. Their endorsement of Barack Hussein Obama appeared on the Manchurian Moonbat's website. This support was repaid when Obama's Injustice Department squashed prosecution of New Black Panther thugs for voter intimidation.

Via The Blaze, on tips from Milton and J.

Grandma's Run

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:48 AM

Unlike America's seniors, ObamaCare death panels have a secure future, thanks to the increasingly popular tactic of using Big Government's massive and unaccountable regulatory apparatus to impose outrages that could not make it through Congress. Tucker Carlson reports, filling in for Hannity:

The Democrats took end-of-life planning which critics called, "death panels," out of the health care bill. But now, they've been made part of a federal regulation. The old idea, if you can't legislate it, enforce it.
According to the New York Times, this new regulation may provide Americans, quote, "advanced directives to forego aggressive life-sustaining treatment." In other words, the government will now pay doctors to counsel patients to opt-out of medical treatment that might prolong their lives.
But the Democrats don't want you to know that. The author of the health care bill's controversial provision, Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is celebrating its victory but he's also urging his supporters to keep it quiet. An e-mail from his office said, quote, "We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it."

Dems never seem to run out of "transparency."

Welcome to Grandma's Run:


Compliments of Cons.Underground.

Illegal Immigrant With Long Arrest Record Paul Amay Kills While Out on Bail

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

In case anyone really doesn't understand why illegal aliens — excuse me, I mean "undocumented immigrants" — with violent histories shouldn't be running around loose:

An illegal immigrant was free on bail awaiting a deportation hearing when he allegedly killed his teenage wife in Mahopac [New York], a law enforcement official told The Journal News on Monday.
Paul Amay, 25, was detained by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after his release this year from the Westchester County jail, where he had served a six-month sentence for driving drunk with his infant son in the car.
Amay was then freed by federal authorities after posting bail.
The deportation hearing was to decide whether he would be sent back to his native Ecuador. His next appearance was set for late January.

But in the meantime Amay, who has been arrested at least five times for public drunkenness or disorderly conduct, and who several times required police intervention in fights with his wife, predictably got up to still more mischief.

His wife's body was discovered about 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve in her parents' home. Amay was charged with second-degree murder, accused of strangling the young mother outside the Lake Secor home, dragging her inside and plunging a knife into her chest.

Now can we deport him? No, first we have to pay for him to eat and watch TV in prison for a few years. After that, he'll probably be flown back to Ecuador at our expense. Hopefully it will take at least a few weeks for him to bounce back afterwards.

Paul Amay: enriching Westchester County's multicultural tapestry.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Bloomberg Has Worked Behind the Scenes With Islamists to Get Ground Zero Mosque Built

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

The "Muslim–moonbat alliance" is more than a figure of speech. Progressives have been sympathetic to expansionist Islam since 9/11, possibly hoping it might succeed where Soviet communism failed. Sometimes this goes beyond sympathy, to the point where the liberal elitists who govern us actually coordinate campaigns with jihadists.

An appalling example is 9/11 itself, an ongoing terror operation that will not be complete until a mosque has been constructed at the site of the Islamic victory, in keeping with the time-honored tradition of Muslim conquest. This is as crucial as flying the planes into the buildings. If we had rebuilt the towers, Muslims still would have struck a painful blow, but they couldn't have counted it as a victory. But if instead a mosque is built, that means that we "feel ourselves to be subdued," as the Koran defines dhimmis.

This is where the liberal fifth column comes in — not just by spewing sickening propaganda and demonizing anyone who puts up resistance, but by actually working in the trenches to advance the al Qaeda agenda. From the American Center for Law and Justice:

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has filed a lawsuit to stop the Ground Zero Mosque, says that Mayor Bloomberg's newly released response to its Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests validates the substance of its suit and reveals an inappropriate involvement between the Mayor's Office and developers of the mosque.
"The documents released underscore what we've believed all along - that the Mayor was working behind the scenes — in a secretive manner — to promote and advance a project that offends most New Yorkers and most Americans," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "The fact that the Mayor's Office waited four-and-a-half months to respond to our FOIL request and then released only a portion of the documents right before Christmas validates the substance of our claim and clearly indicates that the Mayor continues to hide the full nature of his involvement in this process. … We intend to seek a full disclosure from the Mayor in court shortly after the New Year."

Getting full disclosure from liberal pols in the age of Obamunist transparency won't be easy — but it will be worth the effort to learn just how far Bloomberg has gone out of his way to get the mosque built.

The ACLJ's lawsuit on behalf of Tim Brown, a firefighter and first responder who survived the Twin Towers' collapse, alleges that New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) acted arbitrarily, abused its discretion, and violated administrative law by allowing political pressures to influence its decision not to landmark a building where the proposed Mosque would be built. The suit was then amended to add Mayor Bloomberg's Office for failing to respond to the ACLJ's FOIL request from July 30.

Landmarking the building would have been an easy way of showing the decency to prevent the construction of the obscene victory mosque.

The 21 pages of disclosures released by the Mayor's Office reveal that City Hall had direct communications with the Mosque's developers, explicitly tried to assist with the political process, and was involved with discussions between the developers and the Community Board 1. An email from the developers' attorney, Shelly Friedman, also acknowledged that Robert Tierney, the Chairman of the LPC, was seeking "political cover" from politicians in order not to landmark the building.
The disclosures, however, are perhaps most significant for what they did not provide. The Mayor's Office claimed two exemptions under the Public Officer's Law, including one for intra-agency and inter-agency communications.

Whatever Bloomberg is trying to hide, it's shocking to think it could be worse than what we already know. In sane times, he would already be acknowledged as a traitor. But if these were sane times, this Islamophile nanny state totalitarian would never have been allowed to set himself up as New York's Mayor for Life.

New York's answer to Vidkun Quisling.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Yid With Lid.

Thanks to Big Government, Oil Prices Headed for the Sky

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

What might an irresponsible, authoritarian, hyper-intrusive government driven by a radical environmentalist agenda and hostile to American interests do to the energy sector? It might prevent the building of nuclear plants and oil refineries, squash drilling in the ANWR wasteland and the Gulf of Mexico, and declare drilling to be out of the question most anywhere else. What might happen then? This:

The former president of Shell oil is predicting that the United States will face 1970s-style energy shortages and rationing by the end of the decade, accusing the federal government of turning its back on the country's domestic oil supply.
The dire prediction comes as energy analysts toss out a string of frightening predictions about the rising price of oil in the short term. Oil has topped $90 a barrel, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. earlier this month predicted oil could hit $120 a barrel by the end of 2012. At the same time, the national average gasoline price is about $3 a gallon for the holiday season.
But former Shell executive John Hofmeister offered a more aggressive estimate, saying Americans could be paying $5 a gallon in two years. And he predicted that sometime between 2018 and 2020, supply and demand will become so out of balance that gas stations in several regions of the country will simply start to run out.


The Interior Department announced earlier this month that it would not pursue any new drilling off the East Coast or in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years. Planned lease sales would be pushed off until late 2011 or early 2012.

At least we have the advantage that since all our significant problems are created by the government, the government is always right there to fix them.

While clamping down on domestic energy production, the Obama administration has [squandered] billions in renewable energy sources via last year's stimulus bill and has pushed improved energy efficiency for a range of products in a bid to at least keep demand a bit lower in the long term.

If you're out of a job, do you (a) look for work, or (b) try not to spend as much? Government imposes (b), while forbidding (a). As for the "renewable energy sources" — moonbat ideology can make lawyers rich, but it cannot make your car run or lights come on, at least not at a price low enough to be economically feasible.

You can't say Comrade Obama isn't keeping any of his campaign promises. Here he is again assuring us that he would deliberately cause energy prices to "skyrocket":

Add to the drilling restrictions the latest federal power grab, with Obama imposing Cap & Trade lunacy via the unelected and unaccountable EPA, and you can see that energy costs will be heading for the stratosphere.

As they rise, so will unemployment and inflation. But on the positive side, the New York Times tells us that when we use less energy, it won't be so cold out, because it won't be so warm. I'm sure the sacred polar bears are grateful.

Also thanking us are oil-exporting, terror-supporting Islamic regimes swimming in the last of our money.

On a tip from Wyatt's Torch.

December 27, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM


Via Are We Lumberjacks?

Christmas Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 PM

For Big Government and those with access to its bountiful teats, Christmas isn't over, because it's Christmas every day:

For the rest of us, it's April 15 every day.

On a tip from Oiao. Hat tip: Jawa Report.

The Squeeze: Property Values Down, Property Taxes Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:17 PM

Tighter and tighter our rulers squeeze us:

You might think that with home prices off by 30% or more since the housing/credit bubble popped in 2006, property taxes would have declined by a similar percentage. But you'd be wrong: they've gone up. As if the massive reduction in home equity wasn't enough of a blow to the Middle Class, they're also paying higher property taxes.

Like ever-rising taxes, the housing bubble and its bursting are gifts of Big Government. Social engineers deciding that everyone should own a home whether they can afford it or not created this whole mess.

Between collapsing housing values and rising property taxes, how is the middle class expected to survive? It isn't. The liberal establishment is an alliance of the well-heeled statist ruling class and government-dependent underachievers against everyone in the middle. We're witnessing a class war of extermination. When there is no middle class but only hordes of glassy-eyed, Oprah-watching, government-subsidized peasants ruled over by effete left-wing lawyers, progressive utopia will have been attained.

Squeezed ever tighter in Big Government's coils.

On a tip from AC.

DUI Checkpoints Deemed to Be Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

California's colonization by illegal aliens with a well-known penchant for driving drunk may put an end to the inconvenience of DUI checkpoints, which moonbat activists deem to be racist:

Two local advocate groups for undocumented immigrants have publicly accused the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department of using DUI checkpoints to legally seize thousands of cars.
The Southern California Immigration Coalition and the South Central Neighborhood Council claim DUI checkpoints are strategically placed in and around Hispanic communities as a trap to catch unlicensed and undocumented drivers. …
"In one impound, four cars were impounded because of drunk driving and 60 cars were impounded because of a lack of a license," said Julia Wallace of the South Central Neighborhood Council. "It's obvious to us that for one, these things are targeting working class people, undocumented immigrants, that do not have a license but are really just abiding the law otherwise and are not drunk."

Here's an example of the usefulness of the Newspeak euphemisms liberals speak in. If she had said, "illegal aliens" who are abiding by the law other than driving drunk and without licenses, it would be even harder to keep a straight face. After all, the term "illegal" does have a legal meaning.

What's to be done about the racism inherent in stopping drunk drivers in areas where most of the drunk drivers are invading Mexicans? Maybe they should follow in the footsteps of Maywood, a city completely taken over by "undocumented Immigrants." There the police were ordered to disband their traffic enforcement division lest drunken, unlicensed Mexicans be inconvenienced. Eventually, Maywood did away with its police department altogether. Lighting a shining path for the rest of California, Maywood soon collapsed into bankruptcy and lawlessness.

For now, militants may settle for following Oakland's example:

The two groups want the city of Los Angeles to adopt a policy similar to the policy in Oakland, where undocumented or unlicensed drivers are allowed to pull over and wait for a licensed driver to come and get their vehicle rather than have their vehicle impounded.

The former Mayor of Oakland, infamous for his left-wing wackiness, will soon be taking office as Governor of California.

The insanity won't ease up any time soon.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Comrade Obama Visits a Church

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

Moonbat blasphemy erupted when the Anointed One took time off from his busy vacation schedule for a church photo op the day after Christmas:

President Barack Obama and his family took a break from their Hawaiian vacation to attend Sunday church services, a rare occurrence for a president who prefers to worship in private.
The first family arrived at a chapel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii mid-morning for a multi-denominational service. The Obamas were greeted by clapping parishioners and a band playing "Joy to the World" as they were led to their seats in the front row.

"Joy to the World" starts out like this: "Joy to the World , the Lord is come!/Let earth receive her King/Let every heart prepare Him room." Or, let every aspect of American life prepare him intrusive authoritarian access, as the case may be.

Obama last attended church in September, shortly after a poll was released indicating that a majority of Americans had doubts about the president's religious beliefs.

There's no need for doubts — this much we actually know about the mysterious Manchurian Moonbat:

He was raised Muslim but converted to Black liberation theology, a cross between Marxism and black supremacism adorned inappropriately with superficial Christian trappings. He left that faith when his spiritual mentor Reverend Wright had to go under the bus for reasons of political expediency. But secretly, he's worshiped the one moonbats believe to be the true deity all along:

Worshiping in private.

On a tip from Jodie.

Comrade Obama's Kwanzaa Greetings

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

Yesterday Comrade Obama and the Bitter Half treated the nation to this uplifting Kwanzaa greeting:

"Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa — Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith — are some of the very values that make us Americans."

Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They are the same concepts symbolized by the seven deadly cobras in the flag of the socialist Symbionese Liberation Army:


Kwanzaa was invented by 1960s black power radical Ron Everett, aka Maulana Karenga. Even in the swamps of hippie era radical politics, Karenga stood out as a particularly unsavory character. His United Slaves outfit murdered rival Black Panthers, and Karenga himself was convicted of torturing women, using vices and hot soldering irons among other implements. Kwanzaa was created explicitly to divide Americans by alienating blacks from the Christian holidays that unite us.

The Manchurian Moonbat continues with his Kwanzaa blessing:

"As families across America and around the world light the Kinara today in the spirit of umoja, or unity, our family sends our well wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy new year."

Hopefully the irony of pandering to racial separatists by calling for unity in Swahili isn't lost on any but the most clueless moonbats.

Kwanzaa is the perfect moonbat holiday: a thin layer of feel-good multicultural vapidity spread over raw evil.

On a tip from Oiao.

PBS Moonbat Mark Shields Says "Christmas," Apologizes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Here's hoping that you had a merry Christmas — and if you're a moonbat, that you managed to get through this politically awkward holiday without committing a major faux pas by saying the word "Christmas." NPR's Nina Totenberg isn't the only member of the coercively financed socialist news media to make this embarrassing slip. Even the insufferably moonbatty Mark Shields of PBS stumbled:

MARK SHIELDS: …in the spirit of the Christmas season — if you'll pardon the expression…

Shields might claim that he was just making a wry reference to the Totenberg gaffe, but that's no excuse for using vocabulary that has been struck from the Newspeak dictionary.

Fortunately things haven't yet reached the point of midnight disappearances, but information sector apparatchiks are advised to watch their tongues in the future, lest reeducation be deemed necessary.

On a tip from Mats.

Animal Rights Terrorists Gloat About Easy Life Behind Bars

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Like their Islamic allies at luxurious Club Gitmo, moonbats are learning the joys of the easy life behind bars — especially in Britain:

Animal rights extremists jailed for a campaign of terrorism have mocked their punishment, describing prison as a 'holiday camp'.
Seven fanatics were sentenced to a total of 50 years for their ruthless intimidation of workers connected to a laboratory which used animals in experiments.
Their tactics included branding hundreds of innocent staff paedophiles, threatening to kill their children, and sending hoax bombs and items allegedly contaminated with Aids to workers' homes.
But on a website for supporters of the group called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, they gloat that life in jail is 'fantastically easy'.
They boast of living in 'en suite pads', enjoying delicious vegan cuisine and spending their days painting and studying literature.

The maniacs boast of pigging out on special dairy-free chocolate as they lounge around watching sitcoms, puttering in the gardens, going for long runs, and enjoying views of London. One urges other terrorists,

"No one should be deterred from taking action [i.e., committing terror acts] because of the threat of prison. Prison is fantastically easy, and nothing more than an inconvenience."

As liberalism rots us toward collapse, we're going to have to give up our luxuries. The first to go should be the mollycoddling of civilization's enemies.


On a tip from Oiao.

December 26, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:02 PM


Via Autographed Letter Signed.

Post-DADT Marine Recruiting Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:59 PM

In light of our moonbat rulers having managed to impose their social engineering schemes on the military by repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell and establishing overt homosexuals as a special privileged group within the armed forces, new commercials will be needed to counter the inevitable disastrous effect this will have on recruiting. Auditions are already underway:

On a tip from Oiao.

Obama Vacation Photos Win Prestigious Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:14 PM


On the occasion of winning the Krugman Award for Best Story Artwork of 2010, here again is Air2air's masterful photojournalism covering Comrade Obama's innumerable vacations (click for full size):

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On tips from Henry and Scott.

The Venezuela of North America

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:48 AM

Joe Vranich explains why California's rule by moonbats has businesses in relocation mode:

Driving out businesses obviously drives out jobs. But that's no problem for the Marxists running California. They can just sign up the unemployed for their lavish entitlement programs, and send the rest of us the bill.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

It's in the Koran

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

In the interests of multicultural inclusion, here's an upbeat Muslim tune to counter all the Christmas carols we've been hearing:

On a tip from TaterSalad.

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

On a tip from Dan.

December 24, 2010

Christmas Carol from JoeDanMedia

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:16 PM

There could never be too many Christmas carols, so Joe Dan Gorman has created a new one:

For information on the countermoonbattery offered up by JoeDanMedia, check out the write-up at Right Wing News, or better still, the new album Liberal Shock Therapy.

Obama Uses EPA to Seize Control of Energy Sector

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Dems were able to ram Cap & Tax through the House, but this debacle will never make it through the Senate, now that such a large number of people are aware that the government and media have been lying, and that global warming — or "climate change" as the lack of warming has forced moonbats to call it — has no validity whatsoever. But fortunately for advocates of totalitarian collectivism, Comrade Obama still has an ace up his sleeve: control of the faceless, unaccountable, and irredeemably leftist bureaucracy. Here's how it will be used for the next 2 years:

US President Barack Obama's administration said Thursday it will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, after legislation on climate change died in Congress.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would regulate fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries — which together emit nearly 40 percent of US greenhouse gases — starting in 2012.
"We are following through on our commitment to proceed in a measured and careful way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution that threatens the health and welfare of Americans and contributes to climate change," EPA chief Lisa Jackson said in a statement.

Using a debunked hoax as justification for yet another outrageous power grab proves that the 2010 elections did not deflate the Moonbat Messiah's audacity, and that his lust for control is anything but measured and careful. Takeover of the energy sector will fit nicely with the federal government's newly acquired control of healthcare and the food supply. When all this power has been consolidated by the lumbering bureaucracy, calling America a free country will become an insult to the concept of freedom.

At least the Manchurian Moonbat is living up to one of his campaign promises. Remember when he promised to make energy prices "skyrocket"?

He actually said this before the election. Horrifyingly, millions of people were sufficiently deranged by moonbattery to vote for him anyway.

On tips from Byron and G. Fox.


Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Still looking for last second Christmas gifts? Try the Snobama:


Only $16.99. That's spare change you can believe in.

On a tip from J.

Moonbat Takes a Leap

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

Adrian Sobaru had the right idea when he apparently decided to protest government budget cuts by jumping off a parapet at Romania's parliament. He just needed to find a higher parapet. To the astonishment of the Daily Mail, he was not seriously injured in the 23-foot fall.

Sobaru works for Romanian public television. No doubt the public will be picking up the tab for his facial wounds and psychological counseling, necessitating more budget cuts elsewhere.

It seems his tantrum was set off by Romania cutting public sector wages by a quarter, due to its severe recession. He had better get used to it. Sales taxes have been raised to an economy-smothering 24%, so the recession will be around for awhile.


On tips from Air2air and G. Fox.

Jewish Gitmo Witches Sic Horny Phantom Cats on Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

Despite the pampering most terrorists receive at Guantanamo Bay, some really have been tortured, just as the moonbat–Muslim alliance alleges. The evidence came to light in an Al-Jazeera interview with former Gitmo vacationer Walid Muhammad Hajj. He reveals that there are Jews on the staff at Club Gitmo, and they've used witchcraft to cast spells on the put-upon jihadists — including Hajj himself:

Interviewer: Did they ever use witchcraft on you?
Walid Muhammad Hajj: There was one attempt.
Interviewer: How did they do it?
Walid Muhammad Hajj: Once, when I was sleeping — on the floor, not on a bed — I suddenly felt that a cat was trying to penetrate me. It tried to penetrate me again and again. I recited the kursi verse again and again until the cat left.
Interviewer: But there wasn't really any cat there?
Walid Muhammad Hajj: Absolutely not.

They also abused poor Walid by suggesting that he has mental problems.

On tips from GoY and Byron. Hat tip: The Corner.

December 23, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM


On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

TSA Pilot's Holster

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

There may be such a thing as a federal regulation we wouldn't be better off without — but not when it comes to Big Sis's TSA:

When this mishap comes about, our rulers will have a perfect excuse to forbid pilots from carrying defensive weapons. Otherwise, instead of the absurd padlock they would give the pilots toy bullets — like Big Sis does with the Border Patrol.

On a tip from B1bbet.

What CARB Would Do to Santa's Sleigh

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 PM

Why Santa might find that with his busy schedule, California will have to be cut from his itinerary — at least until they get the moonbattery under control:

On a tip from TED.

Numbers Have Been Fudged on Jobs Created by Stimulus Spending

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:18 PM

It seems that Big Government created a very small number of jobs with the massive piles of future generations' money that have been flushed down "stimulus" projects. But this isn't exactly true. Actually, the government created an extremely small number of jobs. As always, when bureaucrats count, the numbers don't add up:

Some California agencies that received federal stimulus funding overstated the number of jobs created from the funds, and recipients of funding handed out by agencies might have also misstated the number of jobs created.
Those are the findings of the California State Auditor, which examined stimulus funding in California and released the results Tuesday. The auditor found that agencies might have overstated the number of full-time equivalent positions by 617.
The report recommends that state agencies be required to ensure jobs are not triple-counted when totals are mistakenly summed instead of averaged.

There's an idea. But don't expect it to be implemented in California any time soon.

On a tip from Jaye.

Moonbat Schemed to Eat Obama's Flesh

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:46 PM

Progressives have claimed that Obama's opponents don't show the Manchurian Moonbat sufficient respect. In the case of Gregory Dale Brockman, they're right:

Brockman, 32, formerly of Lehighton, Carbon County [Pennsylvania], said in [a] letter that he planned to kill President Obama, sexually assault first lady Michelle Obama, then "skin her alive," according to court papers.
He also described how he would kill Obama. Afterward, he planned to "cut [Obama's] meat from his bones and put them in the oven," then "sit down at the table and start eating," the court filing said.

Wow, it looks like the mainstream media was right about those maniac Tea Partiers — except that Brockman is a liberal.

Court papers said Brockman [threatened to kill and eat the Moonbat Messiah] because he was "agitated" with Obama after reading a newspaper article about the deaths of nine Americans in Iraq. The article also reportedly said Obama intended to send additional troops to Afghanistan. …
Court papers said Brockman also told agents that he really wanted to harm the president and wanted the government to legalize marijuana and spend money on education and domestic programs.

Speculation that Obama is losing his base has been confirmed.

On tips from J and Floating Butterfly. Hat tip: Left Hook.

Dissenting FCC Commissioners on Net Neutrality Power Grab

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

In light of the recent ham-fisted power grab by the FCC, the dissenting statements of commissioners who do not want the government to seize the Internet by the throat make interesting reading.

From Robert M. McDowell:

What had been bottom-up, non-governmental, and grassroots based Internet governance will become politicized. Today, the United States is abandoning the longstanding bipartisan and international consensus to insulate the Internet from state meddling in favor of a preference for top-down control by unelected political appointees, three of whom will decide what constitutes "reasonable" behavior. …
The Order's expansive grasp for jurisdictional power here is likely to alarm any reviewing court because the effort appears to have no limiting principle. If we were to accept the Order's argument, "it would virtually free the Commission from its congressional tether." "As the [Supreme] Court explained in Midwest Video II, 'without reference to the provisions of the Act' expressly granting regulatory authority, 'the Commission's [ancillary] jurisdiction … would be unbounded.'" I am relieved, however, that in the Order, the Commission is explicitly refraining from regulating coffee shops.
In short, if this Order stands, there is no end in sight to the Commission's powers. I also have concerns regarding the constitutional implications of the Order, especially its trampling on the First and Fifth Amendments.

Meredith Attwell Baker:

I keep returning to what should be a threshold question: why do we intervene in the one sector of the economy that is working so well to create high-paying jobs, untold consumer choice, and entrepreneurial opportunity?

The answer: because it is working so well to create high-paying jobs, untold consumer choice, and entrepreneurial opportunity. But Big Government will fix that.

Baker narrows her objections to Orwellian "Net Neutrality" to the top seven:

First, the factual record does not support government intervention. Second, the majority's claim that consumers will benefit from this government overreach is unsupported and deeply flawed. Third, the majority's focus on preserving network operators' current conditions will distort tomorrow's Internet. Fourth, the majority puts the Commission in the unworkable role of Internet referee. Fifth, the majority fails to marshal a sustainable legal foundation. Sixth, the majority's decision to act a legislator, not regulator, is a mistake that may undermine our agency's mission. And, lastly, opportunity cost. By that I mean, we have squandered months on this effort, diverting resources and political capital away from real problems that lie within our core competencies, like universal service and spectrum reform.

When people look back on the Age of Obama and ask the inevitable question, "Why didn't somebody stop them?" at least McDowell and Baker will be able to say they tried.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Saying "Ham" Is Racist Against Muslim Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

After suffering centuries of Muslim oppression, Spaniards threw off the yoke of their conquerors in the Reconquista and went on to become one of the great world powers. Now moonbattery is reversing the process:

The parents of a Muslim boy who attends a secondary school in La Línea, Cádiz province, have reported their son's teacher for an incident in the boy's geography class which the child said caused him offence as a Muslim.
The teacher, José Reyes Fernández, with more than 20 years in the profession, was explaining to the class how the cold climate in Trevélez, Granada province, aided in the curing of the village's most famous local product, jamón serrano. The boy told his teacher that hearing the word 'ham' in class was offensive to him because of his religion and asked his geography teacher to stop referring to the product which caused him offence.
El Mundo newspaper reports that the boy's parents then reported the teacher to both the National Police and to the courts. They placed a denuncia against the teacher for psychological ill-treatment in the context of xenophobia and racism.

But maybe there's hope for the Spanish yet:

The Children's Prosecutor in Algeciras, Juan Cisneros, has definitively archived the complaint from a student of a secondary school in La Linea, who had denounced his geography teacher for talking about Serrano ham in class, as it offended his Muslim sensibilities. … The prosecutor described the pupil's attitude as 'abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible' and ordered the definitive archiving of the complaint. He demanded all the documents in the case which had been placed with Instruction Court 1 in La Linea, and after studying them, threw it out. Juan Cisneros said 'There is not even the minimal indication of any time of penal infraction'.

That's a relief. But don't be surprised if this is followed up with more bombs going off on trains.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Reagan Recovery Versus Obama Recovery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

One of the main differences between a real recovery spurred by patriots cutting taxes and our current phony recovery is the unemployment rate:


On a tip from TED.

Child Hauled Off to Prison for Using Magic Marker in Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

When will miscreants learn that unless you're an illegal alien, crime doesn't pay?

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday for using a permanent marker while in class at his Oklahoma City middle school, a violation of an obscure city ordinance.
According to an Oklahoma City Police Department report, the boy was spotted "in possession of a permanent marker" by Roosevelt Middle School teacher DeLynn Woodside. The 50-year-old educator told cop Miguel Campos that the student was "writing on a piece of paper, which caused it to bleed over onto the desk."
Woodside, pictured [below], reported that the child, whose name was redacted by police from the report, attempted to hide the marker when she asked him for it. Strangely, Woodside's Facebook page reveals that her "likes and interests" include the official "Sharpie Permanent Markers" page on Facebook.
Campos reported that he allowed Woodside, a seventh grade math teacher, to "sign a citation" against the boy, who was then transported to the Community Intervention Center, a juvenile holding facility. A police sergeant subsequently "booked the marker into the property room."
A police spokesman referred to the student's bust as a "citizen's arrest" effectuated by Woodside.

Woodside handled the case so effectively that there was no need for Eric Holder to get involved.

DeLynn Woodside smiles winningly.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Why Our Government Backed Communist Coup Against Democratic Ally

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

Manuel Zelaya, a corrupt thug with close ties to organized crime, tried to seize totalitarian control of our ally Honduras, with the apparent goal of reducing it to a communist police state in the orbit of Cuba and Venezuela. Appallingly, despite America's long history of supporting freedom, Zelaya's fellow leftists in our government backed him — including Comrade Obama himself (see here and here and here). Now that WikiLeaked cables have been distributed far and wide, we can take a peek behind the diplomatic scenes.

Here's what the US Ambassador to Honduras Charles Ford had to say in May 2008:

"The last year and a half of the [President Manuel] Zelaya Administration will be, in my view, extraordinarily difficult for our bilateral relationship. His pursuit of immunity from the numerous activities of organized crime carried out in his administration will cause him to threaten the rule of law and institutional stability."

More from Ambassador Ford:

"Ever the rebellious teenager, Zelaya's principal goal in office is to enrich himself and his family while leaving a public legacy as a martyr who tried to do good but was thwarted at every turn by powerful, unnamed interests."

Still more:

Though Mr. Zelaya can be "gracious and charming," wrote Mr. Ford, "there also exists a sinister Zelaya, surrounded by a few close advisors with ties to both Venezuela and Cuba and organized crime." He eerily observed what Zelaya opponents would repeatedly allege privately in the year to come: "Due to his close association with persons believed to be involved with international organized crime," the president could not be trusted. "I am unable to brief Zelaya on sensitive law enforcement and counter-narcotics actions due [to] my concern that this would put the lives of U.S. officials in jeopardy."
The insightful diplomat also recognized Mr. Zelaya's disdain for other institutions. He "resents the very existence of the Congress, the Attorney General and Supreme Court."

Zelaya resented these other institutions so much, he tried to pull off a coup that would leave him in complete control. Democracy held firm — despite Obama's full throated support for Zelaya. Here's how the WSJ explains it:

Practically speaking, Hugo Chávez was the man to please. After a decade in power, the president of Venezuela's influence around the region was notable. George W. Bush had clashed with him. Barack Obama was out to prove that they could get along, as evidenced by the warm handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in April 2009.
Honduras offered a bonding opportunity. Mr. Zelaya was a protégé of Mr. Chávez. Standing up for him as democratically elected was a way to score points with Latin America's hard left.

A shorter explanation: the bad guys now control American foreign policy.

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How long before anyone trusts America again?

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

December 22, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM


Via No Sheeples Here.

One Square Only!

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM

A public service announcement from the Goracle himself:

On a tip from Turkey Lurker.

Goodbye 2010

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:30 PM

The Moonbat Messiah and Joke Biden won't be sorry to see the last of 2010:

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

On a tip from SR.

Congressman Keith Ellison on Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:04 PM

Our first Muslim Congresscritter is the Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison, who clarifies liberal security policy by proclaiming that "no security policy position can be premised on military might" and that "God willing one day the border will become an irrelevancy."

As far as our liberal rulers are concerned, the porous border strewn with the corpses of ranchers and Border Patrol agents is already an irrelevancy.

Basically, the security plan is to provide free everything to everyone at the expense of those nasty old white guys who still believe in working for a living. Then everyone will be happy, and no one will do anything bad.

People like this are actually running our country.

So much for border defense. Here's where Rep. Ellison stands on the Islamic terror menace:

"To vilify this community is very scary. It clearly has McCarthyistic implications."

That it does. Joseph McCarthy correctly identified a mortal threat to America and was vilified by the liberal establishment for doing so.

On tips from Milton, TED, and J.

Happy Kwanzaa, Commies, Racists, and Psychopaths

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Rather than commit a faux pas by acknowledging Christmas, liberals can celebrate Kwanzaa instead — like they do in some of our public schools:

Kwanzaa comes once a year, but at Falk Elementary School it's a part of the lesson plan almost every day.
On Friday, the last day of school before the holidays, students in first, second and third grade came together for a weekly morning routine called Harambee, which in Swahili means "all pull together."
They form a circle as they dance, clap and chant in unison… [After dutifully repeating some slogans shouted by the teacher], the students recite the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

The seven principles are the same ones symbolized by the seven cobra heads on the flag of Patty Hearst's psychotic Symbionese Liberation Army.

These Wisconsin kids will probably grow up without ever knowing who James Madison was. But at least they'll know about Kwanzaa — although not the things they should know:

Kwanzaa is May Day with a menorah. This fraudulent "holiday" is an affront to God, America, and the free market. Kwanzaa's intense glorification of socialist economics should have placed it squarely on the ash heap of history. … Kwanzaa has no basis in historical reality, nor any real religious significance. The whole concept of Kwanzaa is based on the same intellectual tradition now championed by Louis Farrakhan and David Duke — racial separatism. Only instead of wanting to send blacks back to Africa — or that elusive mothership of Farrakhan's fantasies — Kwanzaa contributes to the resegregation of blacks by cordoning them off in a separate world, separate from the American mainstream, complete with its own fabricated traditions and godless idols.

Or as Ann Coulter has put it, Kwanzaa is

a lunatic blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. Indeed, the seven "principles" of Kwanzaa praise collectivism in every possible arena of life — economics, work, personality, even litter removal.

The phony holiday was invented by convicted torturer Ron Everett, aka Maulana Karenga of United Slaves, a Marxist black power cult so radical that they resorted to murder in their competition with the Black Panthers.

When Karenga was asked to distinguish Kawaida, the philosophy underlying Kwanzaa, from "classical Marxism," he essentially explained that under Kawaida, we also hate whites. While taking the "best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism" — which one assumes would exclude the forced abortions, imprisonment of homosexuals and forced labor — Kawaida practitioners believe one's racial identity "determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding."

In other words, Kwanzaa is the worship of moonbattery at its most destructive, which is why progressives prefer it to Christmas.

On tips from G. Fox and AC.

Big Government Incarnated as a Cross Between a Frog and a Cockroach

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

For a private citizen, a gun is the ultimate symbol of liberty, proving that in America, power does not reside in some faraway bureaucracy, but right here in our own hands. This is why moonbat statists hate guns. They even hate toy guns, which might encourage boys to grow up as autonomous men who can see to their own security and therefore their own destiny, rather than as invertebrate victims puling for the authorities to keep them safe and tell them what to do. In Providence, libs are doing something about the menace of toy guns:

Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively.
"It's like a shotgun mixed with a rifle,'' he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children.
Soon it would be junk.
Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and the shape of a cockroach spliced with a frog.
Prodded by [Rhode Island] Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, who wore a fuzzy Santa hat, the children stared curiously as the Bash-O-Matic mashed up their guns and digested them into a plastic bin near its tail.

A better symbol for the grotesque monstrosity of Big Government devouring liberty would be hard to imagine.

Big Government gobbles up another little piece of who we are.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

George Moonbat Tries to Spin Snow and Cold as Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

The global warming hoax jumped the shark when its corrupt proponents changed its name to "climate change" in response to people noticing that it hasn't been getting any warmer. Yet moonbats tenaciously cling to the decomposing farce even now. Britain, which supposedly wasn't going to be getting any more snow, is heading into yet another brutal winter. All the snow and ice has inspired the absurd George Monbiot to proclaim that This Is What Global Warming Looks Like.

Daniel Hannan rebuts this preposterous lie:

It just seems remarkably convenient that any climatic trend is the fault of greenhouse gases. Getting hotter? Global warming! Getting cooler? Global warming! Average overcast October day? Gaea is on her last legs!
Although I am sceptical of some of the political schemes put forward in the name of the Rio-Kyoto-Copenhagen-Cancun agenda, I have so far refrained from entering into a debate about the meteorology, being acutely aware that I have no scientific qualification. But I'm starting to realise that this doesn't inhibit anyone else; possibly because, for partisans on both sides, it was never about the science in the first place.

With increasingly humorous desperation, envirofascists have been trying to convince us that even though it's cold everywhere people are around to actually witness the temperature, up in the Arctic where the sacred polar bears suffer it's far too hot. This claim is flimsily supported by data from well-compensated ideologues in the NASA bureaucracy, who make up temperatures for places so remote that there are no temperature sensors, as documented at The Telegraph and Watts Up With That?

You are well within your rights to laugh in the face of anyone who asks you to take global warming seriously.

Stop it? If only we could start it.

On tips from Byron, SR, and Smorfia48.

The Three Security Stooges

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Just how inept are the plodding politically correct bureaucrats Comrade Obama has seen fit to entrust with our security? An interview with Homeland Security Secretary Janet "Big Sis" Napolitano, chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper makes it clear:

US President Barack Obama's top aide on intelligence appeared to be completely unaware in a television interview of the arrests this week of 12 men accused of plotting an Al-Qaeda-inspired attack.
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was asked about the attacks, with ABC News interviewer Diane Sawyer posing the questions: "First of all, London. How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here?"
After a long pause, Clapper replied, "London?"

Nearly as pathetic was Brennan's attempt to claim credit on behalf of the inept bureaucracy for the lucky near misses of the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Faisal Shahzad terror plots. Then there was Big Sis's less than reassuring assertion that overpaid bureauweenies "are working 24/7, 364 days a year to keep the American people safe."

The only thing keeping us alive is that Muslims are even more incompetent than our moonbat rulers.

When it comes to America's defense, there is no one at the wheel.

On a tip from Varla.

December 21, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld. Winner of the 2010 PUK Award.

Unintended Consequences

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

Still more of liberal Big Government's specialty, unintended consequences:

The free market can only go so far astray, because it automatically corrects itself. Correcting our monstrous government before its debt crushes the economy is like trying to turn around an aircraft carrier just as it goes over Niagara Falls.

On a tip from J.

Islamic Christmas Carol

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 PM

In the interests of multiculturalism, reaches out to Muslim readers this holiday season with Islamic Rage Boy singing his own special rendition of Jingle Bells:

Via The Nose on Your Face, on a tip from TED.

ATF Uses Invading Mexicans as Excuse to Crack Down on Gun Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:26 PM

Just as rust can eat away at the mightiest bridge until it crashes in ruin, bureaucrats gnaw day and night at our constitutional liberties. The main bulwark against creeping totalitarianism is the Second Amendment, so it comes under the most relentless assault. Yet another example:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has asked the White House budget office to approve an emergency request requiring border-area gun dealers to report the sales of two or more rifles to the same customer within a five-day period.

This is part of the strategy of attacking gun rights on the grounds that invading Mexicans can buy guns here.

High-powered rifles have become the weapon of choice for Mexico's warring drug cartel. More than 30,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the powerful drug gangs shortly after taking office in late 2006.
Officials on both sides of the border have said weapons bought legally in the United States are routinely smuggled into Mexico.

Given a choice between performing its constitutional duty by defending the border, and using its failure to do so as an excuse to erode our constitutional rights, which path would you expect our current rulers to take?

ATF, which tracks weapons found in Mexico and has tied tens of thousands of recovered guns to U.S. dealers, has been criticized for not doing enough to curb the flow of guns to Mexico, where firearms sales are highly restricted.

What do you get if you add together "30,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war" and "Mexico, where firearms sales are highly restricted"? If you're a liberal or just not very bright, an argument for restricting firearm sales.

I doubt they buy all this stuff at Cabela's.

On a tip from Conan.

Anti-Happy Meal Crusader Monet Parham Is Government Bureaucrat

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:22 PM

Here's a remarkable coincidence the establishment media appears not to have noticed:

While countless media outlets continue to herald a 'mother of two children' who jointly filed a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's intended to force a nationwide ban on Happy Meal toys, one big fact is ominously missing from most, if not all, news stories: Monet Parham is also an overzealous food cop employed by the California Department of Public Health.'s Walter Olsen writes in the NY Daily News that Parham is anything but a "random (if oddly well-informed) California mom," as reporters interviewing her insist. He and fellow blogger Ira Stoll reveal that Parham "works on a federally funded program that campaigns to exhort people to eat their vegetables and that sort of thing."
Stoll notes that in [the] wake of her participation in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's lawsuit against McDonald's, Parham's name "has been scrubbed from the website of Champions for Change, the Network for a Healthy California." Despite attempts to preserve her identity as just 'some ordinary mom,' Parham's participation in so-called 'health eating' conferences is still in plain sight (be quick before that disappears, too).
"She presents herself as an ordinary mother. She is not," Olsen says. "She is an advocate, and an employee of a California agency tasked with advocating the eating of vegetables. To the extent that Monet Parham-Lee has EVER taken her daughter to a McDonald's, she should have known better."

Nonetheless, the establishment media has repeatedly described Parham-Lee simply as a mother, not as a nanny state bureaunazi whose job is to spend our money telling us what we can eat. If you would like to congratulate Ms. Parham-Lee on her cleverness at duping the willful idiots who run the media into believing (or pretending) she's a normal person, or thank her for saving children from the capitalist menace of free toys in Happy Meals, she can be reached at the California Department of Public Health:


On a tip from Henry.

As Debt Explodes, Big Government Arrogantly Wastes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

Despite Comrade Obama's clumsy triangulation maneuvers, it's likely our rulers will soon raise taxes, possibly even by imposing an economy-strangling VAT tax. If they don't, the exploding debt will cause the entire economy to collapse and the dollar to become worthless. The only other option would be to reduce spending — but that's out of the question when government spending is so crucial to our well-being. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) lists some of the government spending projects we wouldn't want to live without, including these:

• The city of Las Vegas has received a $5.2 million federal grant to build the Neon Boneyard Park and Museum, including $1.8 million in 2010. For over the last decade, Museum supporters have gathered and displayed over 150 old Las Vegas neon signs, such as the Golden Nugget and Silver Slipper casinos.
• The National Science Foundation provided more than $200,000 to study why political candidates make vague statements.
• The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends $175 million every year to maintain hundreds of buildings it does not use, including a pink, octagonal monkey house in Dayton, Ohio.
• In July, nearly half a million taxpayer dollars went to the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, where wine tasting and castle tours were among the events planned for the conference participants.
• The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) took the term "cold case" to a new level in 2010. The agency spent over $20,000 in taxpayer money "to unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy."
• The National Institutes of Health (NIH) spent nearly $442,340 million to study the number of male prostitutes in Vietnam and their social setting.
• The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded over $600,000 to the Minnesota Zoo to create a wolf "avatar" video game called "WolfQuest."
• A $700,000 federal grant paid for researchers to examine "greenhouse gas emission from organic dairies, which are cause by cow burps, among other things."

Rather than do without these precious goodies, why don't we just borrow huge amounts of money from the communist Chinese and hope our children and grandchildren can figure out a way to pay it back?

For more sad laughs, here's a PDF of Coburn's report.

On a tip from AC.

Moonbat Bureaucrats Move on Internet

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Julius Genachowski, compliments of Zappatrust.

You had to know ever-expanding Big Government would close its ham-like fists around the throat of the Internet eventually. Today FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, aka "Julius Seizure" is launching a major offensive that will serve as a beachhead for eventual total control. Republican FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell blows the whistle in the WSJ on what his statist colleagues are up to with Net Neutrality:

For years, proponents of so-called "net neutrality" have been calling for strong regulation of broadband "on-ramps" to the Internet, like those provided by your local cable or phone companies. …
Nothing is broken that needs fixing, however. The Internet has been open and freedom-enhancing since it was spun off from a government research project in the early 1990s. Its nature as a diffuse and dynamic global network of networks defies top-down authority. Ample laws to protect consumers already exist. Furthermore, the Obama Justice Department and the European Commission both decided this year that net-neutrality regulation was unnecessary and might deter investment in next-generation Internet technology and infrastructure.

It's mainly the part about defying top-down authority that bureaucrats have a problem with. They also don't like free market principles being allowed to hold sway.

Analysts and broadband companies of all sizes have told the FCC that new rules are likely to have the perverse effect of inhibiting capital investment, deterring innovation, raising operating costs, and ultimately increasing consumer prices. Others maintain that the new rules will kill jobs. By moving forward with Internet rules anyway, the FCC is not living up to its promise of being "data driven" in its pursuit of mandates — i.e., listening to the needs of the market.

Clinton helped the Internet, mainly by leaving it alone. But despite his recent awkward attempts at triangulation, Comrade Obama is no Clinton. His administration has one overriding priority: expand the scope and power of the federal government in all directions, no matter what harm it causes.

Both Congress and the courts have repeatedly slapped down efforts to put the Internet under the jurisdiction of the unelected bureauweenies of the FCC. But totalitarians know that Rome didn't fall in a day. If at first they don't succeed, they attack our freedom again and again:

Still feeling quixotic pressure to fight an imaginary problem, the FCC leadership this fall pushed a small group of hand-picked industry players toward a "choice" between a bad option (broad regulation already struck down in April by the D.C. federal appeals court) or a worse option (phone monopoly-style regulation). Experiencing more coercion than consensus or compromise, a smaller industry group on Dec. 1 gave qualified support for the bad option. The FCC's action will spark a billable-hours bonanza as lawyers litigate the meaning of "reasonable" network management for years to come. How's that for regulatory certainty?
To date, the FCC hasn't ruled out increasing its power further by using the phone monopoly laws, directly or indirectly regulating rates someday, or expanding its reach deeper into mobile broadband services. The most expansive regulatory regimes frequently started out modest and innocuous before incrementally growing into heavy-handed behemoths.
On this winter solstice, we will witness jaw-dropping interventionist chutzpah as the FCC bypasses branches of our government in the dogged pursuit of needless and harmful regulation. The darkest day of the year may end up marking the beginning of a long winter's night for Internet freedom.

Once the beachhead is secure, and Big Government has a hand in the nuts and bolts of the Internet's workings, traffic will inevitably slow to a crawl. Then we'll have a real crisis, which bureaucrats will be only too happy to fix with more regulation. Like healthcare, bandwidth made scarce by government control will have to be rationed. Naturally sites that are not deemed by leftist apparatchiks to serve the public interest will have low priority. This could be why countermoonbat Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) calls Net Neutrality "the Fairness Doctrine for the Internet."

If you like the lukewarm leftist oatmeal dished out on NPR and PBS, you'll love what they turn the Internet into.

On tips from J and Zappatrust.

NPR Propagandist Apologizes for Saying "Christmas Party"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

This is how far the War on Christmas has come. Quoting NPR's Nina Totenberg:

…I was at — forgive the expression — a Christmas party…

Saying the word "Christmas" in December is already the equivalent of launching an air biscuit in a crowded elevator. At the rate moonbattery is strangling our culture, it will soon be like shouting "Long live capitalism" in 1930s Russia.

On tips from BURNING HOT and Mats.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants to Be Obama's Global Warming Czar

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

By selling out to the moonbats, outgoing RINO Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be leaving California a very promising job market — but at least his own job prospects look good. He wants to serve Comrade Obama as Junk Science Czar:

Schwarzenegger, who counts legislation combating global warming as one of his signature achievements in office, suggested he might be interested in a post dealing with energy or the environment.
"I'm a big believer in environmental issues," Schwarzenegger said, who added that he wanted a post where he could use his "celebrity power … knowledge and experience" to impact public policy. …
It's not a far-fetched idea. Obama has often mentioned Schwarzenegger as someone he's like to have in the Cabinet, citing his work on climate change. For months, there have been rumors in Washington that the former action star might join the administration as a climate change czar or as an adviser on energy and the environment.

Ahnold — whose irresponsible obsequiousness toward the envirofascist movement helped destroy California's economy — says people will listen to him because he's such a hypocrite:

Schwarzenegger said he has credibility on that issue, and "people are very receptive when I talk about these things because I'm a Hummer driver – not a tree hugger."

Not to mention his 380-mile daily commute to work by private jet. But that's not going to help us pay our power bills when Big Government uses the debunked global warming farce as a excuse to hike energy prices into the stratosphere in keeping with Comrade Obama's plan to take America down a few notches.

The only muscles left now are between his ears.

On tips from Just TheTip and G. Fox. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Christie Comes Through on Brian Aitken Case

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

A little countermoonbattery will help start off the day on the right foot. Remember Brian Aitken, who was thrown in jail for bringing his legally owned guns into New Jersey, even after consulting with the local State Police on how to transport the weapons? Hopey Change must be starting to ebb, because sanity has prevailed:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie … signed a letter ordering Brian Aitken, a New Jersey man sentenced to seven years in jail for having weapons he legally purchased in Colorado, to be released from Mid-State Correctional Facility as soon as possible. …
Aitken's father, Larry, could barely speak when reached Monday, but thanked "Governor Chris Chringle."

Now if we could just work on getting courts to apply the 14th Amendment to the 2nd Amendment, we wouldn't have to worry about losing a constitutional right when we cross a state line. This won't be easy to accomplish with nuts like Stephen Breyer on the bench.

On a tip from Jeff.

December 20, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM


Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Pigford Pigout Lawyer Othello Cross: Phony Claimants Got Away With Murder

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

Despite the absence of interest by the establishment media, evidence builds that the multi-$billion Pigford Pigout is a scam of epic proportions. It involves thousands of black "farmers" who never so much as pulled a weed collecting easy $50,000 payouts from the USDA as a reward for pretending they were discriminated against. Via Big Government:

You're about to watch a video clip where Othello Cross, an attorney for Pigford claimants with about fifteen years of experience on the case, admits that he is personally aware of hundreds of cases of fraud in the state of Arkansas alone. Furthermore, he explains how easy it was to commit that fraud and receive a $50,000 check from the government; it's appropriate to deduce from Cross's revealing statement that the actual number of fraudulent claims is likely much higher than the hundreds he knows about.

Moonbats are looting our country to death. By don't object to it, or you'll be called a racist.

On a tip from SR.

While Elderly Nuns Are Getting Groped

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

No wonder Big Sis has turned her attention to the fictional global warming menace. All the real problems are taken care of, now that the Mexican border and air travel are secure:

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

Al Sharpton Working With FCC to Hush Rush

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:20 PM

Professional racist Al Sharpton — who has actually gotten people killed for being of the wrong race on more than one occasion (see here and here) — is following up on his threat to use his ideological compadres in the federal bureaucracy to silence Rush Limbaugh on unsubstantiated racism charges. Via The Blaze:

With authoritarian leftists like Michael Copps running the FCC, he might make some headway.

sharpton obama
Our freedom has never been on thinner ice.

On a tip from Milton.

Fined for Saving a Deer

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:06 PM

Now that Big Government has become ubiquitous, no good deed goes unpunished — not even heroic acts benefiting the wild animals our enviromoonbat rulers piously revere:

Strangers banded together to pull a deer out of the freezing water of the Patapsco River [in Maryland] on Thursday night.
"We seen the deer going under," said Khalil Abusakran. "It couldn't maintain. It was starting to freeze, and it was really getting bad."
Abusakran brought a raft, and Jim Hart joined him.
"We had oars and shovels to break the ice, for the deer to get out," Abusakran said.
But in the excited aftermath of the rescue, a Natural Resources Police officer on the scene wrote both men a ticket.
"And he didn't say anything," Jim Hart said. "We went in and out of the water numerous times. He didn't stop us at all."
They say they were ticketed for not wearing life vests, although both are over the age for mandatory use of flotation devices. … The ticket itself doesn't check off any specific violation, just a $90 fine.

The lesson: in a country smothered by too much government, a nail that stands up for any reason is going to get hammered down.

On a tip from Swamper.

NYC Sued After Cops Drag Smoker to Psych Ward

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:05 PM

Omnipresent government's unceasing attempts to protect us from ourselves have once again crossed the line into self-parody in the dystopian nanny state of Michael Bloomberg's New York:

Mark Moody said he was taking his usual nicotine break on the window ledge of his Peck Slip (Lower Manhattan) home on a hot August day with a cigarette in one hand and a cellphone in the other, a scant 12 feet off the ground.

Five patrol cars and three ambulances soon converged on the scene. The authorities had decided that Moody was about to commit suicide — whether by jumping from the second-story window or by smoking isn't clear.

Before he knew it, a beefy officer was inside his apartment, lifting him out of his own living-room window from behind, Moody said. The cop slammed him on the living-room floor while another kneeled on top of him and cuffed him, he claimed.

He was dragged off to Beth Israel Medical Center, where a psychiatrist discharged him.

Unfortunately for taxpayers, Moody is a trial lawyer.

Moody, who The Post found still takes his cigarette breaks sitting in his open window, sued the city and the police officers for $400,000 in damages on Dec. 8 in Manhattan federal court.

In defense of the authorities, they must have figured someone with a name like Moody was sure to be a suicide risk. At least we know that when Big Government bursts into our homes and drags us off in chains to a loony bin, it will only be to keep us safe.

On a tip from Sean.

Schools Are Infested With Convicted Pedophiles

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

To evaluate the performance of Comrade Obama's Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings, let's circumvent the establishment media's Obamunist whitewash and listen to what the British media has to say:

Convicted paedophiles are finding it easy to get jobs in schools because teachers are failing to stop them and hushing up cases of abuse, an official report has found.
In nearly three-quarters of school abuse cases the offender already had a criminal record for paedophilia but was allowed to work there anyway.
Worryingly, more than half of the offenders went on to use their new positions to claim more victims than they had done before. …
The study was carried out by the General Accountability Office, which examines how effectively public funds are being used.
Its researchers looked into 15 sample cases of abuse in public and private schools between 2007 and 2009 where the offenders works as teachers, support staff, volunteers or contractors.
Of the 15, at least 11 were convicted sex offenders who had previously targeted children. …
In one instance an offender in Arizona was hired even though he answered 'yes' on a job application when asked if he had been convicted of a 'dangerous crime against children'.

Flying colors for the NAMBLA-associated Jennings, a militant pervert who has personally covered up sexual abuse of children. Schools are safe, all right: for pedophiles.

kevin jennings
Compliments of Walter.

On a tip from Gordy.

Put-Upon Victims Forced to Wait in Line for Freebies or Even Pay Their Own Bills

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

Have a hanky handy — this one is a tear-jerker. From Macon, Georgia:

When Eugene Jenkins showed up at St. Paul AME Church at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he didn't know he would be one of the last people to get a ticket for assistance with his heating bill.
He waited in line until 7 a.m., when officials started to hand out the tickets, then went home for a few hours before returning at 10 a.m. By the time he had finished up his paperwork, it was 1:15 p.m., making for a long day.

Imagine having to spend hours hanging around and filling out forms, just to get someone else to pay your heating bills. For others, it was even worse:

Other people were turned away because the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, which distributes the federal money, had its share of funding for the program cut by 44 percent this year. … That's left people such as Raymeica Kelley frustrated. Kelley said she, her mother and her sister arrived at the church about 3 a.m. Wednesday, only to get turned away.

Kelley has a job, but wants you to be forced to pay her heating bills because other bills piled up during a period of unemployment. Evidently these include cable bills:


Original caption:

WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPH Showing her Georgia Power bills in the one warm room of her home, Raymeica Kelly explains how her mother, sister and herself were turned away from the Energy Assistance Program on Wednesday morning after standing in line for four hours. All three complained that the system the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council uses to give out the assistance needs improving.

What's better to have, heat or a gigantic new state-of-the-art television? The answer: both, and if you can't afford it, make someone else pick up the tab.

On a tip from Lyle.

DHS Defends Against Nonexistent Climate Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

You can't blame Janet Napolitano for not lifting a finger to secure the undefended border with Mexico, even as it dissolves into violent chaos. She's too busy with more ideologically appropriate threats — like veterans and the mythical global warming crisis:

At an all-day White House conference on "environmental justice," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

The absurd euphemism "environmental justice" means using the debunked global warming hoax to inflict socialist authoritarianism — a cause obviously more dear to Big Sis et al. than protecting the public from actual threats like Muslim terrorism and the ongoing Mexican invasion. As the economy rushes toward bankruptcy, here's how she's spending your tax dollar:

Speaking at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice on Thursday, Napolitano discussed the initial findings of the department's recently created "Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force."

Concerns cited by Big Sis include saving Alaskan villages menaced by the ice that isn't melting and abandoning facilities menaced by sea levels that aren't rising. Outside the alternate reality inhabited by progressive ideologues, it still hasn't gotten any warmer over the past 15 years.

The government destroying our country is a sick joke.

We are ruled by clowns.

On tips from Byron, Dystopic PC, and G. Fox.

Michael Moore Snivels About Published Leaks Regarding "Sicko" Ban

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Irony is no friend of the bloated obscenity named Michael Moore, who has worked himself into a self-righteous lather over the publication of leaked reports that his propaganda film Sicko, which extols communist healthcare, was banned in Cuba:

Castro's government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it "knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them." … The memo points out that even the Cuban ruling elite leave Cuba when they need medical care.

This was made public through WikiLeaks, whose founder Moore recently bailed out of prison in a gesture of pure treason. Now Moore whines piteously that this information was irresponsibly published even though according to him it isn't true.

Apparently publishing everything and letting the public sort it out is only a noble cause when it is getting American soldiers and the Afghans who cooperate with them killed, not when it results in pie in the face for a zillionaire communist.

michael moore
At least he's on a diet.

On tips from GoY, J, Mats, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Hot Air.

December 19, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld.

Bar Stool Economics: How Taxes Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:06 PM

If only tax laws were as comprehensible of this explanation of tax cuts:

The crazy chart from the commies at Mother Jones he refers to can be seen here.

Basically, moonbats want an economic system in which the energetic and able are enslaved to a nonproductive parasite class. One problem is that people forced to work not for their own benefit but for the benefit of hostile freeloaders aren't as productive. The closer America comes to the communism our rulers are incrementally imposing, the less productive the slaves will be, until we reach the point that they aren't willing or able to produce anything at all. Then there will be no drinks for anybody, and utopian equality will have been achieved at last.

On a tip from Gary in Washington.

Christmas Carols With GWAR

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:29 PM

GWAR offered a demonstration of moonbat debating tactics by disemboweling Sarah Palin — let's see if they can show us what it would look like if the Christmas-loathing, child-detesting, antisocial freakazoids who inhabit swamps like Huffington Post were to take up Christmas caroling:

Congratulations in advance to trolls perceptive enough to apprehend that GWAR isn't angling for a spot on the McLaughlin Group, and may not even be entirely on the level.

On a tip from B1bbet. Hat tip: Topless Robot.

Chris Matthews Gushes Embarrassingly Over Obama's Cute, Wonderful, and Boyish Smile

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell appears to have emboldened Chris "Tingles" Matthews, whose leg is clearly getting that thrill again as he describes the Moonbat Messiah's "cute," "wonderful," and "boyish" smile, which according to Tingles "we all love":

On a tip from Kevin S.

Population 101

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Lefties tell us that babies are bad, because there are too many of us. As usual, they are lying:

Countermoonbats are encouraged to follow the Good Book: be fruitful and multiply.

Via Overpopulation Is a Myth, on a tip from Against Socialism.

December 18, 2010

Cankooks Sign Petitions to Cripple US Economy, Ban Water

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

To give an idea of the malicious cluelessness of the environazis who recently gathered in Cancun to plot global domination, CFACT college students gathered signatures on petitions to deliberately cripple the US economy and to ban water:

Apparently ecomoonbats don't watch much Penn and Teller.

If only one of the monster hurricanes Al Gore used to promise had come along to wash them all away. Maybe we're not emitting enough carbon.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Paging Dr. Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:09 PM

Motivated by pathological lust for power, a socialist community activist and his army of flying monkeys aka the federal bureaucracy have seized control of the healthcare sector.

Change is not always change for the better.

On a tip from Ronald.

Murdered Border Agent Brian Terry Armed With Beanbag Rounds?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

Unconfirmed, but unsurprising: Border Agent Brian Terry, killed presumably by Mexicans at the border, is said to have been armed only with beanbag rounds or rubber bullets.

Meanwhile, the Mexicans are armed to the teeth.

DHS has released virtually no information about the incident, likely confirming yet another example of gross malfeasance by Big Sis and her crew.

The Tucson Citizen hopes for the best:

If the report turns out to be true that Agent Terry was armed with non-lethal weapons and was working in an area known for its high degree of violence… that ought to send President Obama a message that there needs to be some drastic changes in the management of the Border Patrol.

But Comrade Obama has been getting that message for two years; he disregards it. The Border Patrol is doing its intended job, which is letting in hordes of future Democrat-voting welfare recipients. Unfortunately for the guys on the ground, the farce of pretending to defend the border while not defending it at all requires a few pawns to be sacrificed.

It would be nice to think that Terry died while defending his country. Actually, he died while providing free police services to hostile aliens as they invaded. He was protecting illegal aliens from Mexican bandits who prey on them, as part of a promise Big Sis made while visiting her friends south of the border.

The border could be sealed in a day. But that won't happen so long as America is run by its enemies. Terry died as a result.

Sent out with rubber bullets against this.

On a tip from Hail the Amberlamps!

Iranian-American Gets Loaded Pistol Past TSA

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

Apparently Big Sis's TSA agents are so busy feeling up nuns and snickering at porno scans that actually preventing weapons from getting on planes has fallen by the wayside:

Iranian-American Farid Seif was screened by Transport Security Administration officials at Houston airport in Texas. His hand luggage was also X-rayed before he took off on his international flight.
It wasn't until Mr Seif arrived at his hotel several hours later that he realised that he had forgotten to unpack a loaded snub nose Glock pistol from his luggage before he embarked on his journey.

A snub nose Glock? Never mind.

This wasn't an isolated incident.

According to ABC, security slip-ups in the U.S. are not rare.
The news network claims experts have confided that 'every year since the September 11 terror attacks, federal agencies have conducted random, covert "red team tests", where undercover agents try to see just how much they can get past security checks at major U.S. airports'.
ABC added that, while the U.S. Department of Homeland Security closely guards those test results, those that have leaked have been 'shocking'.
Undercover TSA agents testing security at a Newark airport terminal on one day in 2006 found that TSA screeners failed to detect concealed bombs and guns 20 out of 22 times, the news network claimed.
And a 2007 government audit revealed that undercover agents were successful slipping simulated explosives and bomb parts through Los Angeles's LAX airport in 50 out of 70 attempts. At Chicago's O'Hare airport, agents made 75 attempts and succeeded in getting through undetected 45 times.

But at least no armed nuns get through.

tsa nun
Nope, no guns.

On a tip from Jeff.

December 17, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 PM


On a tip from TED.

Steven Crowder Reports on Cancun Climate Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:22 PM

It's hard work jetting off to luxurious resorts to listen to each other shout sanctimonious lies, but oligarchical collectivists from the United Nations are willing to endure it for the sake of the polar bears:

It should be obvious, but in the unlikely event anyone hasn't figured this out: environmentalism is antihuman.

On a tip from TED.

Future Bedtime Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:04 PM

If America survives Hopey Change, one day it will make good material for bedtime stories, just like the Tea Party:

On a tip from Parker.

The Tea Party Won

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:09 PM

Here's some sweet music to the ears. One moonbat weenie admits to another that the obscene Omnibus porkfest collapsed because the Tea Party won:

Get used to it, Queef. This won't be the last round patriots win and the statists who have been strangling our country lose.

On a tip from careyb.

Santa Survives Ban in New Hampshire

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:58 PM

Concord, New Hampshire is the scene of another skirmish in the never-ending War on Christmas:

Outside the community center of the Florence V. Hodges apartment complex for senior citizens, a $20 stuffed Santa Claus braves the cold. Day and night, he sits steadfastly upon a white wicker sleigh about 2 feet high, bringing what some apartment residents say is a well-needed dose of holiday cheer.
Residents who are fans of the display were confused, disappointed and a little outraged when they received a memo Tuesday that, essentially, said Santa was being banned. The memo [decreed that] residents should "remove any religious items (i.e. Santa Claus, displays of belief, etc.)" from common grounds. …
The Santa outside the community center is undoubtedly the target of the memo, since he's the only Christmas display any of the residents set out, said Noreen Langone [who] set up the Santa.

The reason? A manager apparently decided "that people who don't celebrate Christmas might be offended."

Fortunately, the rest of the management seems to want no part of a Santa ban. But anti-Christmas Grinches are always ready to encroach, wherever they fail to encounter resistance.

If they succeed, Christmas will be incrementally erased. But at least we'll still have Kwanzaa.

The allegedly offensive Santa.

On a tip from Ex-bat.

James Meeks: Racialist Spoils System Should Only Benefit Blacks

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

Sorry, women. Sorry, Hispanics. Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks says quota spoils in the form of set-aside city contracts should go only to blacks:

"The word 'minority' from our standpoint should mean African American. I don't think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title," he said. "That's why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against."

If Meeks gets his way, then according to his own logic, set-aside contracts should be awarded to everyone except blacks, because all other groups would be discriminated against by not being awarded set-aside contracts. Justifying discrimination in favor of privileged groups on the grounds that the groups being discriminated for are being discriminated against is so self-evidently absurd that it requires a form of self-induced psychosis that George Orwell called "doublethink."

At least we all agree on no plunder or special privileges going to white men, which only a racist and sexist society would allow, even though the justification for granting plunder and special privileges to everyone except white men is that our society is racist and sexist. Doublethink is like a box that says "open other end" on both ends.

Having taken political correctness to an extreme of self-parody that won't float even in the fetid swamps of Chicago politics, Meeks was forced to moderate his stand:

Meeks back-tracked by saying he would only exclude white women if elected mayor. The set-aside program currently earmarks 25 percent of all city contracts for minorities and 5 percent for companies owned by women.
"I don't believe white women should be considered in that count…. You have white women in the category. They receive contracts. Then, white men receive contracts. Where does that leave everybody else?" he told Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 news.

In a sane world, contracts, like everything, would be based on merit. But where does that leave meritless moonbats like Meeks?

Speaking of meritless moonbats, Meeks has been a close political ally and "spiritual counsel" to the Doublethinker in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama.

From the same swamp that spawned the Moonbat Messiah.

On a tip from Mats.

NOW Sics Law on Hooters for Feeding Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

Did you think the moonbats would just take away Happy Meals and leave it at that? Guess again:

The National Organization for Women filed complaints against local Hooters restaurants Thursday, but not for exploiting its scantily clad waitresses by subjecting them to leering and groping customers.
The subject this time was Hooters' catering to children.
The restaurants in San Francisco, San Bruno, Sacramento and Orange County are classified as "adult entertainment" establishments but also serve minors, NOW's California chapter said in papers filed with police and prosecutors.
What's more, the organization said, Hooters provides child menus, high chairs and booster seats, and sells T-shirts in children's sizes that identify the wearer as a "Future Hooters Girl."

What exactly do these harridans have against Hooters? A Hooters waitress and the deceased feminazi Andrea Dworkin explain:

hooters_waitress.jpg  DWORKIN_ANDREA.jpg

On a tip from GoY. Hat tip: Doug Ross.

$152 Million for Smoking Too Much

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

You're not likely to make $152 million at your job, no matter how hard you work. The real money isn't in creating wealth, it's in expropriating it from those who do. For example:

The son of a Roxbury (Massachusetts) woman who died from lung cancer said today he wished his mother was still alive — and not the reason Lorillard Inc. has been ordered to pay her $152 million in compensatory and punitive damages for starting her lifelong addiction to smoking when she was a child.
"This is a bittersweet moment,'' William Evans said today at Suffolk Superior Court in downtown Boston after a jury awarded his mother's estate $81 million in punitive damages. The same jury on Tuesday awarded $50 million in compensatory damages to the estate and $21 million to William Evans.
"If I had my choice I'd rather have my mom here,'' Evans said today. "I'd rather be able to go back in time and not have Lorillard give her free cigarettes when she was 9 years old and get her addicted to cigarettes and ultimately cause her death. That would be my wish.''

According to the criminal racket that passes for our legal system, Evans is entitled to this huge fortune for having had a mom who smoked too much because long ago, sample packs of Newports were passed out free in her neighborhood. I remember them doing the same in NYC years back. But in the case of Evans's mom, it was a black neighborhood — making the sky the limit for sanctimonious looting.

The lucky winner explains why his mom had no choice but to keep puffing on Newports until she came down with lung cancer:

"She made over 50 attempts to try to stop smoking and she was addicted. She had no free will.''

Tens of millions of people have quit smoking. But they were different. They had free will — and no one gave them a free sample pack.

Renounce your own free will, and you too can get something you don't deserve from the greedy lawyers running the show, though not all parasites get a $152 million grand prize.

On a tip from B1BBET.

Red Cross Bans Christmas

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

The politically correct moonbats running the Red Cross are celebrating Christmas by plunging face-first into self-parody:

Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops.
Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

Nativity scenes in windows are forbidden. Cards cannot be directly linked to Christmas. Christmas trees are out of the question. Absolutely no acknowledgment of Christianity can be made – except that the symbol of the Red Cross continues to be a cross. Maybe they should replace it with a stylized dhimmi crawling on his knees.

On tips from Stormfax and Ummah Gummah.

December 16, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM


Compliments of Cons.Underground.

Not Going Away

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Look out, progs: the good guys are coming back to the festering stink hole of moonbat depravity that serves as your cultural capital on March 26:

The purpose of the 1st annual "Vets Return to Berkeley" run is to ensure that the Berkeley City Council never again attempts to disrespect the men and woman of our armed forces by granting a permit, parking space and sound waiver to anti-American groups such as Code pink and the terrorist inspired World Cant Wait.

Readers will recall that the leftist Berkeley City Council facilitated a siege of the Marines recruiting office (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

The outrage perpetuated by these two radical, left wing, anti-American groups included burning the American flag, the Marine Corp flag, drawing swastikas onto and stepping on the American flag, the cowardly vandalism of our Marine Officer Selection office, the obscene verbal assaults heaped upon our Gold and Blue star moms, the council calling our Marines unwelcome intruders and the President's gangsters as well as paid assassins, rapists and baby killers.
The importance of returning each year is underscored by the councils latest action: submitting a resolution that declares traitor Pfc. Manning a national hero. Pfc. Manning is responsible for the largest leak of secret documents in American history. Untold heroes will die because of Manning, and the Berkeley City council wants to name him a national hero!
Berkeley is ground zero for all things anti-American.
It is the duty of every veteran, Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman to make 3/26/11 a date to be in Berkeley.
We were there. 37 runs, culminating in a unprecedented run of 135 Marines Motorcycle Club members on Code Pinks headquarters in Albany, Ca. Code Pink abandoned their own headquarters. After the run made the evening news, the lease holder of their property evicted them, as they were on the lease as a "antique store" and not the anti-American group that sent $600,000 to the terrorists.
In Fallujah. One month before the Marines invaded Fallujah. The money was in the form of "medical supplies" The last thing the terrorists needed were band aids (see 72 virgins), those supplies were subsequently put on the black market for what the terrorists really wanted… more ammo to kill our Marines. 53 Marines died in the battle of Fallujah, how many did Code Pink kill?
Please join us for a run that will last 100 years. Take a stand with the Troops. And for the Troops. "Vets Return to Berkeley" is sponsored by YOU, the American biker, veteran and patriot.
For more history on these events, there are 14 videos detailing the fight on You Tube under "Marines MC". After watching them, join us on 3/26/11 in Shattuck Square in Berkeley @ 9am. As of early December 2010 we have over 1500 bikes committed, see you in Berkeley!

Our armed forces never backed down from any other enemy. Why would vets and their supporters back down from the enemy within?

On a tip from Oiao.

Maniacal Moonbat Clay Duke Was Misunderstood

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 PM

Here's some insight into why Media Matters fan Clay Duke went on a shooting spree at a school board meeting in Bay County, Florida. His widow Rebecca explains that the moonbatty "gentle giant," like so many who resort to criminal behavior after having been oppressed by free market economics, is misunderstood:

At least she admits that shooting up the school board meeting was "wrong in the eyes of the law and society, probably," although she didn't condemn it herself.

Here's video of the whole event, including the gentle giant's takedown:

Good thing this was a gun-free zone.

The V symbol Duke scrawled on the wall will be familiar to his fellow leftist class warriors. It's from the movie V for Vendetta, a favorite of libs with revolutionary fantasies.

On tips from J and Wyatt's Torch.

Jimmy Carter: Time for a Homosexual President

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:41 PM

We tried electing someone president for being black so that liberals could congratulate themselves on their political correctness; obviously, it hasn't turned out well. What's next? Maybe we should elect someone who professes to indulge in homosexual depravity. Jimmy Carter says we're ready. Via

I thought we already had a gay president:

obama girl's bicycle

Just kidding.

The advantage of electing someone president as a reward for building his public image around a perverted sex life is that anyone with the requisite total absence of self-respect could qualify by pretending to be homosexual, vastly expanding the talent pool.

That prominent mouthpieces like Carter cannot tell the difference between being a woman, being black, and being an overt pervert makes clear that the one kind of president we are not ready for is another liberal.

On tips from Ted, Dan, Cargo Pilot, nancz, and Sean. Hat tip: PC Free Zone.

Last Hurrah for Execrable 111th Congress

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:07 PM

You can't say government spending doesn't have a stimulative effect. The $1.1 trillion, 6,600-earmark omnibus pigout stimulated Jim Lavery to draw this:


Bill Sammon Assailed for Skeptical Objectivity

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM

Remember when journalists took pride in their objective skepticism? That was before Hopey Change, before the global warming hoax, and before Fox News Washington Bureau Chief Bill Sammon issued a staff memo reading in part:

"Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data, we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies."

What, remain objective? But Al Gore says the science is settled! Never mind the 1,000 scientists who have risked defunding and professional ruin by going on the record that they know global warming to be a lie.

The libs at Salon responded with a headline claiming that

the Fox news executive was "again caught demanding conservative spin." And the lead that follows makes another false statement, claiming Sammon directed his "anchors and reporters to adopt right-wing spin when discussing the news."

Putting George Soros's money to work, Media Matters has launched a jihad against Sammon for his brazen act of disinterested skepticism. MM's purpose: to finish pulling the establishment media across the line from journalism into propaganda. To judge by the number of news outlets willing to jump on the bandwagon, the job in nearly finished.

Sammon: Unconscionably objective.

On tips from Incitatus and G. Fox.

Bradley Manning, Oppressed Torture Victim

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Noisily gay Army PFC Bradley Manning became a role model to liberals when, in a funk over a homosexual relationship, he decided to punish the military for Don't Ask Don't Tell by releasing a mountain of sensitive documents to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, putting any number of lives in danger. Berkeley's City Council considered a resolution proclaiming him to be a hero for his act of treason. At Salon, Glenn Greenwald weeps that Private Unmanly has been forced to cool his heels in his own cell.

[T]he type of prolonged solitary confinement to which Manning has been subjected for many months is widely viewed around the world as highly injurious, inhumane, punitive, and arguably even a form of torture.

Poor Bradley only gets an hour a day outside his cell. It's so awful, he's taking antidepressants.

Here's an idea: why not throw him in with the general population at Quantico, or let him go back into regular service? Within an hour we might see some justice for a change.

The liberal conception of a soldier. Wait until they do away with DADT.

On tips from GoY, Muddypaw, J, and SR.

European Court Imposes Abortion on Catholic Ireland

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Ireland may want to think twice about taking any bailouts from the EU in light of the European Court's eagerness to meddle in its domestic affairs:

Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion violates pregnant women's right to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday, harshly criticizing Ireland's long inaction on the issue.
The Strasbourg, France-based court ruled that a pregnant woman fighting cancer should have been allowed to get an abortion in Ireland in 2005 rather than being forced to go to England for the procedure. The judgment put Ireland under pressure to draft a law extending abortion rights to women whose pregnancies represent a potentially fatal threat to their own health.
Ireland has resisted doing that despite a 1992 judgment from the Irish Supreme Court that said Ireland should provide abortions in cases where a woman's life is endangered — including, controversially, by her own threats to commit suicide.

Including suicide threats means that abortion is legal, period.

Patients and doctors can be prosecuted for murder when unborn babies are killed in Ireland absent medical necessity. But abortions are performed there in cases of cervical cancer, high blood pressure, and ectopic pregnancies. The goal of judicial oligarchs is to use the threat of suicide trick to make abortion a normal part of "healthcare," in conforming with liberal elite values — just as an earlier European Court ruling imposed official acceptance of homosexuality on Ireland.

On a tip from Sean.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Creepy moonbats Julian Assange and Bill Maher team up to prove that ugly can go straight to the bone:


Via The Patriot Post, on tips from Dan and TED.

Moonbats Use Arson Against Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

The Left is running scared and true to form in the Windy City. From a statement by the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party:

Last Friday we held our downtown Christmas Party at Dugan's Irish Pub.
We had a great crowd and the bar was filled with Christmas cheer until smoke began to fill the entire venue.
At approximately 8 p.m. the Chicago Fire Department were called to the bar to put out what was a very smoked filled bar.
After waiting outside for nearly an hour, we were told that the bar was closed for the night and we were asked to gather our belongings.
There were four small dynamite looking devices found in the men's bathroom, smoldering in the trash can.
The following evening I received a phone call from Chicago Police Department Bomb and Arson officials.
Written on the lid of one of the toliets were: F*CK THE TEA PARTY
Bomb and arson officials have deemed this incident an arson.

Ann Coulter astutely said that if you want to know what the Left is up to, just listen to what moonbats accuse their opponents of. This gives some ominous significance to the MSM twisting itself inside out in attempts to spin the peaceful Tea Party as potentially violent.

Once again, we can expect this story to go unacknowledged by the establishment media, as it cannot be made to fit the phony template.

On tips from Ummah Gummah, AC, and J.

San Jose Bans Plastic Bags

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

The petty tyrants running San Jose have pushed us along for another step toward our glorious green freedom-free future:

San Jose is to become the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic carry-out bags, according to a report.
The city council voted 10-1 to introduce the ban on Jan. 1, 2012, in the hope of encouraging customers to bring their own bags, The San Jose Mercury News said.
The newspaper said the ordinance would outlaw disposable plastic bags being given out at checkouts. Paper bags will be available, but only with a charge.

As with all laws inspired by environmentalist ideology, it will increase burden and cost for consumers — which may be the primary point, considering the leftist ideology driving all things green. Emily Utter of the ecomoonbat outfit Save the Bay echoed Chairman Mao when she crowed that "this ordinance is a great step forward."

Five thousand businesses, most if not all of them struggling in California's anemic economy, face $1,000 fines for failing to obey the ordinance. Hopefully shoppers will develop resistance to the bacteria that run riot in the reusable bags our moonbat rulers want us to use.

Banning our lifestyle one convenience at a time.

On a tip from Ianto.

December 15, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld.

McCain May Yet Redeem Himself

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 PM

John McCain hasn't always distinguished himself for countermoonbattery, but if he follows through on his promise to read out loud on the Senate floor the entire 1,924-page-page, $1.1 trillion, 6,600-earmark spending orgy Democrats are trying to inflict on the remnants of our economy, I'll be proud to have voted for him:

On a tip from Turkey Lurker.

Twelve Days of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 PM

Christmas is a time to bring out the old classics:

On a tip from Infidel Joe.

UCLA Prof: DREAM Act Will Replace "Old White Men"

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:17 PM

In case you were wondering about the objective of the lame duck Dems trying to ram through backdoor amnesty with the DREAM Act, UCLA professor Kent Wong makes it clear by declaring that this attempt to skew the country's demographics in Democrats' favor will allow leftists like himself to replace the "old white men" of America:

If white people don't like being targeted for replacement, it could only be because they are racist, as Wong makes clear here:

"Let us be very clear what is behind the anti-immigrant hysteria in Congress today, and especially among certain Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate; it is racism pure and simple."

The monumental hypocrisy of the militant racists of the Left accusing anyone who resists their racist agenda of racism never ceases to astound.

On tips from G. Fox, Infidel Joe, and Incitatus.

Clay Duke, Maniacal Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:31 PM

At least this grim story has a happy ending:

Clay Duke, a Florida man whose wife had been recently fired by the local school system, took matters into his own hands Tuesday as he entered a Bay County school board meeting armed with a handgun. After school board members tried to talk Duke down, he raised his pistol and began firing randomly at the seated school board members.
He missed all of them. A security guard then shot and wounded Duke. At that point Duke killed himself.

Sounds like the guy had mental issues. Let's check:

Clay Duke, the man who opened fire on a Florida school board Tuesday, posted a "last testament" on Facebook decrying the wealthy and linking to a slew of progressive sites including and
The chilling Facebook statement, posted under the "About Clay" section, talks about being born poor and how the rich "take turns fleecing us" …
Duke also includes an exhaustive list of links under the quote "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" The page includes a link dedicated to Wikileaks, another to a progressive 9/11 truther site, and even Media Matters…

Mental issues, all right. Think of the media extravaganza if instead of a lib taking his cues from the lefties at Media Matters, he had been a Tea Party patriot.

Fortunately this maniac wasn't the only one there with a gun.

On a tip from J.

Tofu POTUS Dictates What Kids Eat for Lunch

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:23 PM

Compliments of Zappatrust.

Quoth the power behind the throne:

"We can't just leave it up to the parents."

The presumption of these people is staggering. But what's another $4.5 billion that we don't have when the children will be at risk if federal bureaucrats don't dictate what they're fed?

Compliments of Lee and I Can Has Cheeseburger?

Envirofascism Leaves Dirty Dishes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Everything is grubby in countries run by statist moonbats — even dishes fresh out of the dishwasher.

A couple of months ago, Sandra Young from Vernon, Fla., started to notice that something was seriously amiss with her dishes.
"The pots and pans were gray, the aluminum was starting to turn black, the glasses had fingerprints and lip prints still on them, and they were starting to get this powdery look to them," Vernon says. "I'm like, oh, my goodness, my dishwasher must be dying, I better get a new dishwasher."

But others are having the same problem all across the country. Dishwashers aren't to blame. As with virtually all problems large and small, it's the fault of Big Government.

Seventeen states have banned phosphates from dishwashing detergent, on the theory that they encourage algae to grow. So manufacturers took out the ingredient that made the detergent effective.

Susan Baba from Procter and Gamble says the company had no choice. It just wasn't feasible to make detergent with phosphates for some states and without them for others.
"You know, this isn't really a huge environmental win," she says.
That's because phosphates are wonder ingredients. They not only strip food and grease from dishes but also prevent crud from getting reattached during the wash. So she says without phosphates, people have to wash or rinse their dishes before they put them in the dishwasher, which wastes water. Or they run their dishwasher twice, which wastes electricity.

But the point of environmental regulations isn't to make life more pleasant for polar bears and delta smelt. It's to make it less pleasant for us by tightening the noose of ubiquitous, all-powerful government around our necks.

Meanwhile, Sandra Young is buying trisodium phosphate at the hardware store and mixing her own detergent — until our rulers get around to forbidding it.

Nice clean dishes, washed without phosphates.

On a tip from JWWright.


Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Profligate statists learned something from the election last month — they learned to grab as much as they can, while they can, before the public puts a stop to it.

Even as the country staggers toward bankruptcy, the Senate has shown the astounding gall to unleash a 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Our kids' credit cards are maxed out. This one's all on the grandkids.

The bill includes funding for the intensely unpopular ObamaCare power grab, as well as for more IRS agents, who will have their hands full trying to wring enough money out of us to pay for our rogue government's arrogant extravagance.

Senator John Thune (R-SD) noted the obvious:

"The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election. This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending."

He's not kidding about the pork. This latest looting spree includes a staggering $8 billion in earmarks:

Three hundred fifty thousand dollars for cool-season legume research in Idaho, North Dakota and Washington. A half million dollars for road roundabouts in Mississippi. And $1 million for arthropod damage in Nevada.
They're just a few of the 6,600 pet projects lawmakers from both parties — and both chambers — stuck inside an enormous spending bill unveiled by Senate Democrats on Tuesday, according to government watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense.

You expect Demmorhoids to behave like drunken teenage vandals…

But the spending plan contains hundreds of millions of dollars worth of earmarks requested by Republicans, including from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) himself.
Earlier this year, McConnell asked for $4 million for marijuana eradication efforts by the Kentucky National Guard; $1 million for construction of the Kentucky Blood Center Building; and $650,000 for Advanced Genetic Technologies, a DNA research center at the University of Kentucky.

Not that the Dems were any shyer about shoving their snouts into the trough:

Five House Democrats requested a $10 million earmark to build the John P. Murtha Center for Public Service at the University of Pittsburgh. And two Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. John Kerry and Rep. Ed Markey, requested $8 million for construction of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Remarks countermoonbat Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ):

"This omnibus was written as if the election in November never happened. Voters explicitly rejected runaway spending. Congress clearly didn't get the message. If President Obama did, he will veto this bill."

At least Flake is holding onto his sense of humor as massive debt hurls the economy toward calamity. Michael Moore will veto seconds on dessert before Obama vetoes a Cloward-Piven pigout.

It's a good thing for Democrats and their big-spending RINO co-conspirators that we have elections to let the steam off, or by now the guillotine would have made a comeback. If people come to believe that elections can't stop the spending, it still might.

Get him out of there.

On tips from AC.

Journalist Diversity Committee Declares Term "Illegal Immigrant" to Be "Offensive"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

Journalists are advised to update their Newspeak dictionaries at once. Illegal immigrants are no longer to be called "illegal immigrants."

The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)'s Diversity Committee has announced that it will be launching a year-long campaign to educate journalists about the hurtfulness of phrases like "illegal immigrant," which is the term currently preferred by the influential AP Stylebook.
The label "remains offensive to Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of American jurisprudence," wrote Leo E. Laurence, a member of the SPJ Diversity Committee and the editor the San Diego News Service.

Once again a moonbat plays the trick of pretending that objecting to illegal aliens pouring into our country to bleed it dry is racist against Hispanics.

So what do we call them? Laurence prefers the term "undocumented," as in Harry Reid's misnomer "undocumented Americans," or more accurately, "undocumented Democrats."

Since illegal immigrants are in fact illegal, pretending otherwise is deliberately misleading advocacy — not that we should expect anything else from the liberal journalism establishment.

illegal aliens
Undocumented Democrats salute their new country.

On a tip from J.

California Lawmaker Pushes Homosexual Agenda Through School Textbooks

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

A bill under discussion in California would focus the progressive drive to homosexualize America on public school classrooms:

A state lawmaker wants a new lesson plan for California classrooms. He wants to recognize the contributions made by gay Americans.
Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is proposing Senate Bill 48, known as the Fair Education Act. It would require classroom text books to be re-written with historical details about the gay movement in America and California. The books would also highlight gay people who have played a significant role in our country's history.

As goes the rotting carcass we used to know as California, so goes the nation — particularly regarding school textbooks, because the collapsing state still makes up such a large share of the market that publishers produce books tailored to its increasingly depraved standards.

Sorry Mohammad. Classroom emphasis on the achievements of great pedophiles in history will have to wait until after libs have finished brainwashing children into embracing homosexuality.

On a tip from Muddypaw.

Jimmy Carter's Biggest Failure

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

Jimmy Carter may be America's worst pre-Obama president, but that's no reason for him to be hard on himself. The bumbling moonbat who presided over four years of what he called "malaise" is calling his only constructive accomplishment the greatest of his many failures:

"I guess my biggest failure was not getting reelected," he said in an interview with Big Think, referring to the 1980 presidential election.

Maybe he should try again; even Jimmah could only be an improvement on what we have now. At least getting kicked out of office by Ronaldus Maximus left him wiser:

Carter, 86, said the loss taught him "not to ever let American hostages be held for 444 days in a foreign country without extracting them."

It's never too late to learn!

Pinpointing his greatest failure wasn't easy. Unsurprisingly, he failed.

On a tip from Wiggins.

December 14, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 PM


Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Islamization Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 PM

Muslims make up a tiny percentage of the US population. Here's why we owe to the future to keep it that way:

Anyone who expects Muslims to assimilate is advised to read some history and get a clue. We'll be the ones doing the assimilating if the spread of Islam is not stopped.

On a tip from TaterSalad.

Obama Myths Busted

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 PM

Mythbusters will never run short of untruths to debunk so long as the Moonbat Messiah has a teleprompter to read:

On a tip from TED.

Skanky Moonbat Speds Dance for Hamas

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:11 PM

Sabra and Tribe are two brands of hummus said to profit Israel. Only stores whose managers have very strong stomachs will dare shelve these products after seeing this:

No justice, no chick peas. When God passed out the gift of self-parody, progressives were at the front of the line.

At least, after scenes like this, Jew-hating will never recover the chic it had in 1930s Germany.

Via Big Hollywood, on a tip from Mike.

Scientific Journal Offers Proof That Rich People Are Bad

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:09 PM

With Big Government extending its tentacles so deeply into the funding of scientific research, the politicization that produced the global warming hoax was inevitable. Even liberal class warfare rhetoric is showing up in allegedly scientific journals:

Upper-class people are less adept at reading other people's emotions than their lower-class counterparts, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science.
"We found that people from a lower-class background — in terms of occupation, status, education and income level — performed better in terms of emotional intelligence, the ability to read the emotions that others are feeling," says Michael Kraus, co-author of the study and a postdoctoral student in psychology at the University of California, San Francisco.
In other words, if you're looking for a little empathy, you're more likely to get it from a poor person than a rich one (just ask Bob Cratchit).

Bob Cratchit is the clerk oppressed by Ebenezer Scrooge's capitalist piggishness in A Christmas Carol.

Kraus admits the results he and his colleagues came up with "scare us a little bit" but says the effects aren't permanent. In fact, in another experiment they conducted, upper-class people became much better at reading emotions once they were asked to imagine themselves on the other end of the economic, educational or social spectrum.
In other words, much like Ebenezer Scrooge, even your fat cat boss may one day see the light.

But in the meantime, why not tax the bastard into bankruptcy? If it puts you out of a job, you can always fall back on the government.

Another study proved Thurston Howell III to be a typical capitalist.

On a tip from Ianto.

Moonbat Tech: Egg House

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:44 PM

The Chinese are catching up fast, even when it comes to ecomoonbattery:

Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing, China, found an ingenious solution to live rent-free. He built himself a mobile egg-shaped house that is powered by the sun.
The 6-foot-high structure, which is small enough to fit on a sidewalk, is made of bamboo strips, wood chippings, sack bags, and grass seed that's expected to grow in the spring.
The pod features a solar panel on the roof that powers a lamp in the cozy space. The house cost around $1,000 to build (6427 yen), according to China Daily.

Compact, urban, organic, solar powered — what's for an envirokook not to like? No bathroom is required; squatting atop the egg provides the grass with fertilizer.

Coming soon to a septic puddle near you.

On a tip from Winston Smith.

Punishing Moonbat Heresy II: Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:13 AM

After Galileo Galilei was forced by the authoritarian establishment of his time to renounce his observation that the Earth revolves around the Sun, he's said to have said, "And yet it moves." The modern equivalent would be, "And yet homosexual depravity spreads AIDS."

The new archbishop of Brussels, Andre-Joseph Leonard, is being targeted by homosexualist groups, and has been condemned by the country's prime minister, after he said that AIDS is a consequence of risky sexual behavior, including homosexual sexual activity.
Homosexualist groups have accused Archbishop Leonard of "homophobia," after he pointed out in a book released in October that "AIDS at the beginning multiplied through sexual behaviour with all sorts of partners or else through anal rather than vaginal sexual rapports."
"When you mistreat the environment it ends up mistreating us in turn," he continued. "And when you mistreat human love, perhaps it winds up taking vengeance."
"All I'm saying is that sometimes there are consequences linked to our actions. I believe this is a totally decent, honourable and respectable stance."

Of course it is. But it is also politically incorrect and therefore subject to punishment as heresy.

A lawyer acting on behalf of a homosexualist lobby group has filed a formal complaint against Leonard for "homophobic statements" and "violating an anti-discrimination law."

Although he's been forced to deny meaning to say that disease-spreading forms of sexual perversion are abnormal, for now the Archbishop is holding firm on the irrefutable fact that "risky sexual behavior" [i.e., homosexuality] spreads AIDS. He's in for a rough ride:

Yves Leterme, Belgium's nominally Catholic prime minister, is among those who have condemned Leonard in the ensuing furor. Recently a man ran up to the archbishop during a service at the Brussels cathedral and shoved a cherry pie in his face, apparently in connection with the controversy. …
A group of academics at the notoriously liberal Catholic University of Louvain are circulating a petition calling for Leonard's resignation from his post as the university's chancellor, saying his remarks had brought "shame on the university."

Let's hope he holds out for awhile before agreeing that 2+2=5.

A countermoonbat under fire by militant degenerates

On a tip from Mats.

Punishing Moonbat Heresy I: The UN's Defamation of Religions Resolution

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

A primary seat of power for the moonbat–Muslim alliance is the malignant United Nations, where any criticism of Islam is regarded as heresy. A new resolution will sanction punishment:

Later this month, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on the nonbinding Defamation of Religions Resolution, which would give international sanction to the type of religious persecution commonplace in Muslim-majority countries. Superficially, the resolution contains feel-good human rights language routinely churned out by the U.N. The intent of this resolution, however, is to give sanction to repressive mechanisms that primarily Muslim countries use to stifle critiques of their state-sanctioned sects. This lends international legitimacy to criminal penalties against people who exercise their freedom of worship.
The resolution has been pushed in various forms for over a decade, largely by the 57 states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. These countries have Shariah-based legal systems that boast the most stringent requirements for public worship and the harshest penalties for not adhering to the official religious orthodoxy. Islam is the only religion expressly mentioned in the resolution.

No surprise there. As of 9/11, Islam is the one religion liberals like. Speaking of 9/11:

The proposed language discusses the Sept. 11, 2001 jihadist attacks on America, not to condemn them but to call attention to "the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities" that allegedly took place afterwards, which was part of a purported "intensification of the overall campaign of defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general." It claims, "Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism and, in this regard, regrets the laws or administrative measures specifically designed to control and monitor Muslim minorities."

According to moonbats, put-upon Muslims were the true victims of 9/11. Your tax dollar finances this evil lunacy.

The U.N. resolution makes no mention of laws prevalent in Muslim countries that impose the death penalty on those who convert to Christianity. It calls on the U.N. to "report on all manifestations of defamation of religions, and in particular on the serious implications of Islamophobia," but its sponsors are silent about virulent anti-Semitism their countries promote in schools and mass media.

Yet for reasons beyond my comprehension, most Jews will continue to support the Left, which will not lift a finger to prevent the next Holocaust. But it's no crazier than overwhelmingly Christian America supporting the fundamentally hostile UN.

On a tip from Moonbat Skullcracker.

Tuition Tantrum Brats Are Nobody's Slaves

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

A scene from the UK tuition tantrums, via The Apricity Forum:


Of course these snot-nosed punks aren't slaves; they're masters. They spend the wealth produced by other people's labor.

As pointed out at David Thompson, what they've been spending it on has been getting ever less valuable, thanks to moonbattery:

Students first aimed their indignation at Conservative Party offices, to loud and destructive effect. A predictable gesture, certainly, but one that misses a much more pertinent target. The current bubble was inflated largely under New Labour and largely by people sympathetic to the left, with widespread grade inflation, an implausible doubling of first class degrees, insubstantial or disreputable courses, including football studies and pole dancing research, and an arbitrary target of 50% of young people in higher education, supposedly in the name of fairness. Taken together, these factors have had a huge impact on whether higher education is economically sustainable in its current form. The bizarre belief in "degrees for (almost) everyone" comes at a high and unprecedented price. …
Some view "free" higher education as an entitlement warranting violence. But who's going to pay for this "free" service when its value is increasingly called into question, not least by employers, many of whom point to dramatically lowered standards and ill-prepared graduates? One complaint we hear is that many students will be left with large debt (or theoretical debt) and limited prospects of a suitable job. But if so, doesn't that call into question the value of what's being demanded? In the UK there are currently around 52,000 students of fine art, 10,000 philosophy students and 27,000 enthusiasts of media studies. But is there a corresponding economic need? If the investment of time, effort and (other people's) money doesn't pay off with a lucrative and fascinating career in the private sector, and a return via taxation, then how is the process justified in its present form?

Here's how: pursuing useless degrees paid for by others allows students to put off the tedious responsibilities of adulthood for a few years. However, for the increasing numbers who will never be adults, it may be more economical to go straight from high school to the dole.

Flashback: Arrogant Dems on ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

On the occasion of U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson confirming that the ObamaCare power grab is unconstitutional, let's take a look back to review the learned legal opinions of Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on the issue: "Where, in your opinion, does the Constitution give specific authority for Congress to give an individual mandate for health insurance?"
Sen. Leahy: "We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there is no authority?" "I'm asking—"
Sen. Leahy: "Why would you say there is no authority? I mean, there's no question there's authority. Nobody questions that."

Nobody except federal judges — and soon the Supreme Court.

Another look back, featuring the Speaker of the House: "Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?
Pelosi: "Are you serious? Are you serious?"

November 2 was just the first indication of how serious we are.

Democrat arrogance has finally reached the end of the rope.

On tips from G. Fox.

Justice Department Sues School Over Trip to Mecca

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

In case the Injustice Department's slavish devotion to Islam wasn't made clear by the number of lawyers infesting its top ranks who have worked pro bono for terrorists, it is now forcing a Chicago school district to give a Muslim teacher time off to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

In a civil rights case, the department said the school district in Berkeley, Ill., denied the request of Safoorah Khan on grounds that her requested leave was unrelated to her professional duties and was not set forth in the contract between the school district and the teachers union. In doing so the school district violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to reasonably accommodate her religious practices, the government said.

Apparently Khan wants to see some sights in addition to paying her respects to the Magic Meteor. She's insisting on three weeks off. In the age of statism run amok, this literally constitutes a federal case.

Imagine the guffaws if a Christian claimed that having to use regular vacation days to visit Jerusalem was a civil rights violation.

Muslims visiting the Magic Meteor.

On a tip from mega.

December 13, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM


Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Twelve Days of Winter

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 PM

Just because Christmas has come to be regarded by our liberal elite masters as politically incorrect is no reason to discard traditional seasonal carols. We just need to alter the lyrics a little:

On a tip from Dystopic PC.

Coming Soon on NBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.

Staging Homophobia

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

Remember when the liberal establishment media sent people dressed as Arabs to NASCAR events in hopes of provoking some "intolerance" they could film as proof of how detestable we are? It didn't work. But since then the staged outrage strategy has evolved. Greg Gutfeld reports on its latest application:

So let's say you're at some restaurant, enjoying your chai tea and veggie burger, reading a worn out copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and in a booth nearby you hear a father and son arguing. The conversation gets nasty, as the pop says, "There are solutions to this! No son of mine is going to be gay!"
So what do you do? Well, an ABC show is named exactly that — and the father and son are actually actors fabricating this scene, waiting to see if someone like you will intervene.
It's a morality experiment: the man berates his son for being gay — and if you don't do anything — well, you're just an awful, cowardly homophobe. Later, the performers question bystanders as to why they didn't interrupt, and of course [they] are judged for lack of involvement.

Gutfeld attempts to grasp the motive for this absurd exercise in tastelessness:

[W]hy build hypothetical situations based on scenes that only happen in corny made-for-TV movies made a decade ago?
Cuz it's easy: All the network is doing is staging gay bullying stuff because these days, it makes for easy, manufactured outrage. I doubt they'd create a scenario where a tea partier is called a Nazi, or a police officer is labeled a fascist — because that just doesn't make for a romantic stunt.
But gay is righteous, and gay is easy — so the network creates soapboxes for moronic moralizing, pretending to care — when all they're really doing is trying to show us how ignorant the average American is.

Not exactly. What they're doing is degrading, corroding, and enervating our society by mainstreaming homosexuality. This has been a key objective of the left for a good 50 years (see Point 26 of Cleon Skousen's communist goals). Here our moonbat overlords brainwash the gullible into believing that anyone still sane enough to be disgusted by it is a bully, and that it is your civic duty not to allow political incorrectness where homosexuality is concerned — or as a progressive might screech: Zero tolerance for intolerance!

On a tip from BURNING HOT.

New Chevy Volt Ad Campaign

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:32 PM


Compliments of Cons.Underground.

George Monbiot: It's God's Fault That It's So Cold When It's Actually Too Hot

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:08 PM

George Monbiot jumped the shark on behalf of the liberal elite long ago. Yet the popinjay continues to chatter. Recognizing the "Gore Effect," by which gatherings of leftists scheming to use the global warming hoax as a pretext to loot and oppress are invariably accompanied by cold weather, Moonbat becomes so agitated as to denounce God Himself:

Is the divine presence a Republican? Or is He/She/It running an inter-galactic fossil fuel conglomerate? As His name doesn't feature on the exxonsecrets site, the Congressional funding database or any of the other sponsored denier lists, we'll never know, but whatever the explanation may be, the Paraclete appears to be as determined as any terrestrial corporate frontman to prevent a successful conclusion to the climate talks.
How do I know? Because every time anyone gets together to try to prevent global climate breakdown, He swaths the rich, densely habited parts of the world with snow and ice, while leaving obscurer places to cook.

Even now, Moonbat expects us to believe in the discredited global warming farce. The world really does have a fever, except that it's only hot in obscure places, where the brown-skinned urchins are forced to run barefoot and the polar bears gasp with heat, all because capitalists are too greedy to turn over planetary totalitarian control to radical statists like Moonbat.

Few of the obscure places God and Big Oil have been oppressing with warmth show up here.

On tips from J.

Bill and BO

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:02 PM

Behind the scenes after Friday's press conference:


Adapted from iOwnTheWorld by Lee.

Big Sis Bends Over Backward for Mexicans

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

At least Big Sis lends a little genuine transparency to the Obamation Administration by making it crystal clear where her sympathies lie:

As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a "trusted traveler" agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints.
The foreigners will get "trusted traveler cards"… Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it's a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of "ever-evolving, multinational threats."

That's okay — this program must only apply to carefully screened frequent fliers. Or maybe not:

About 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program, according to Mexico's Interior Ministry Secretary, who signed the agreement on behalf of his country this week.

That's out of a population of 107 million.

Mexicans will get the perk through the U.S. government's Global Entry Program, which allows participants to obtain security clearance by presenting a "machine-readable" passport or resident card at airport "Global Entry kiosks." The machines issue the foreign travelers a transaction receipt and directions to baggage claim and the exit into the United States. Applying is easy. Candidates fill out an online application, provide valid identification and answer a few questions from a Customs and Border Protection officer.

Porno scanners and public groping are only for American citizens, whereas Mexicans are a privileged class on our territory. It's the least we can do for Mexico, considering how helpful it's been regarding the border situation.

In other Nappy news,

While Napolitano was in Mexico finalizing the trusted traveler agreement this week, she also took the opportunity to sign a "letter of intent" to develop a plan for protecting immigrants from criminal attacks as they cross the border — illegally — into the U.S. Mexican officials have long complained that American law enforcement officers stand by as illegal immigrants are robbed, killed or violently beaten [by other Mexicans]. Napolitano has committed to reducing the risk to life and security of migrants, according to the Mexican minister.

Coming next: special checkpoints where they can sign up for welfare benefits and register as Democrats as they cross.

Cluelessness incarnate.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Doug Ross.

Incest Okay With HuffPo Crowd

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

The arrest of nutty professor and Huffington Post blogger David Epstein for having sex with his daughter has set off another explosion of moonbat depravity in the sewers flowing beneath the liberal establishment. A typical comment at HuffPo:

Why do we care who he has relations with? As long as he and his daughter don't risk birth defect by procreating then consenting adults can do as they please. Many royals marry those very closely related, it's only in our modern society that we find this practice odd.

That is, incest is okay, so long as you absolve yourself of any pregnancies with the holy sacrament of abortion. Otherwise, we might end up with mental defectives suffering from Prince Charles syndrome.

Funny how the same liberals who advocate federal micromanagement of every other aspect of our lives suddenly turn libertarian when the topic turns to sexual depravity:

Manuel Royal
It's ridiculous that there's a law concerning this. If two (or more) parties are consenting adults, it's none of the government's business what kind of sex life they have.

Other commenters indulge in Christian bashing,

He is probably just following the ancient patriarchs of our much revered Judeo-Christian culture!

Christmas bashing,

I wouldn't be surprised to hear Father Christmas is actually the most notorious pedophile of all time

moral relativism,

"Some things are simply always going to be appalling and thoroughly disgusting…" To you, perhaps. Do you want to be the sole arbiter of morality for everyone else in the world? Whatever will we do when you pass on?

and pushing the envelop down the slippery slope of the homosexual agenda:

billy goat
This isn't far away from arresting gay people for congregating in bar ala 1969. As the recipient of much maligning as a gay person historically, I would take a long deep breath before condemning the actions of another. May be some of you should too.
Yes, it may be illegal. But why? Because people find it distasteful? Isn't that the source of so much anti-gay sentiment?

However, incest might not be okay for everyone:

If he was anything but a liberal, he would be destroyed on this website. Guarantee it.

To sum up, it's safe to say that so long as you're a HuffPo moonbat, your peers won't hold it against you if you molest your daughter.

Collected by Air2air.

Muslim Congressman Advocates Economic Terrorism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

The Muslim–moonbat alliance has an avatar in Keith Ellison, the leftist Nation of Islam alumnus Minneapolis sees fit to send to Congress. An interview with his fellow progressives at Minnesota Public Radio offers insight into our first Muslim Congresscritter's mentality. Here's why he doesn't like the tax compromise Comrade Obama struck with Republicans:

"I think that we need to create a real crisis here so that the Republicans will have to answer for denying Americans unemployment benefits on the eve of the Christmas holiday," Ellison said. "We let them off the hook, in my opinion."

Rhymes With Right pulls the lever on an irony alert:

Now let me see — the goal of the Democrats must be to create a crisis in order to force the GOP to enter new negotiations? Doesn't that mean that Ellison is proposing that the Democrats take America hostage — and to subject the American people to harm? After all, to paraphrase the words of President Barack Obama,
"It's tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers unless the hostage gets harmed… In this case, the hostage [is] the American people."
I wonder — will Obama stand up and call these folks hostage takers?

I doubt it. But he might hide behind Michelle's ample skirt while Slick Willie bites his lip and does it. We could call it Sister Souljah II.

Keith Ellison, human roadblock.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Hot Air.

Science Proves That Liberals Are Easily Led Astray

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

We've always known that conservatives stay true to enduring values, whereas liberals are led this way and that as they chase the pernicious intellectual fads pushed by the malignant puppeteers who run the progressive media and academic establishments. Now science confirms it:

In a new study, [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] researchers measured both liberals' and conservatives' reaction to "gaze cues" — a person's tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person's eye movements, even if it's irrelevant to their current task — and found big differences between the two groups.
Liberals responded strongly to the prompts, consistently moving their attention in the direction suggested to them by a face on a computer screen. Conservatives, on the other hand, did not.
Why? Researchers suggested that conservatives' value on personal autonomy might make them less likely to be influenced by others, and therefore less responsive to the visual prompts.

This would explain why leftist politicians are able to distract liberal sheep from reality by shouting meaningless shibboleths related to racism and class warfare, whereas conservatives remain focused on the real problem of our morbidly expanding government crushing the economy and our way of life.

On a tip from oferphuxake.

December 12, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 PM


Compliments of Air2air. Click for full size.

Stephen Breyer Sneers at Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 PM

No need to ride roller coasters or watch horror movies if you like to be scared. Just keep in mind that the smirking, twitchy bureaucrat Stephen Breyer is a Supreme Court Justice as you watch the video below:

The Constitution doesn't need to be upheld in the District of Columbia, because if you want to exercise the fundamental rights upon which our republic is founded, you can always ride the subway to Maryland — or to Virginia, after the same reasoning leads to the Second Amendment's repeal in left-leaning Maryland — or to North Carolina, if liberal DC suburbs overwhelm the rest of Virginia — or… You get the point.

Breyer also holds that the Second Amendment doesn't really count because, according to him, James Madison only included it out of political necessity. It isn't necessary to uphold the Constitution; it's only necessary for leftist apparatchiks to uphold the values and intentions they choose to project upon the Founding Fathers.

One more kook of Breyer's ilk on the Supreme Court to join Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan and statist fanatics will hold a majority. At that point the Constitution is effectively null and void.

On tips from Wiggins and Rich.

So You Want to Be a TSA Agent

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 PM

There may be better ways to devote yourself to protecting Americans from Islam than working for the TSA.

On a tip from Bob & Deb.

Condi Rice Smackdown of Katie Couric

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 PM

Katie Cupcake's attempt to revise history runs into a brick wall of fact:

Ms. Cupcake would be well advised to stick with sharing videos of her colon. Interviewing grownups is beyond her limitations.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Moonbat Messiah Turns Over the Wheel

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:32 AM


There is one thing that even B. Hussein Obama and can agree on: that he is in way over his head and needs help from someone who knows what he's doing — even if that someone is an impeached degenerate ex-president who despises him:

Anyone walking into the middle of the news conference Friday afternoon at the White House would be forgiven for wondering whether Bill Clinton was back for a command performance as leader of the free world.
Clinton — who for the record has been out of the president's office for a decade — stood in front of the White House logo and took questions from reporters as if he hadn't missed a beat. But this time, he was selling the policies of his successor.
Obama, after meeting with Clinton, brought him back onto center stage in a surprise appearance to endorse the tax deal Obama has struck with Republicans. …
"I don't believe there is a better deal out there," Clinton told reporters, who called him "Mr. President."

Clinton is just the guy to take the mound as Obama slumps off to the showers, not only because his shining moral character has made him immensely popular among Democrats, but because he is the master of triangulation, the only strategy likely to save Obama's floundering presidency. A red diaper baby who has never known anything but radical left politics, BHO is no natural at positioning himself in the center, as demonstrated by his ham-fisted alienation of all sides in the tax deal.

"You're in good hands," bleats Obama, before scurrying for cover.

At least Slick Willie refrained from asking The One to fetch him some coffee.

On tips from G. Fox, Bill Sexton, and Varla.

Christmas Carols Silenced at Southern Illinois University

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

December after December, the War on Christmas grinds on:

The clock tower at Southern Illinois University has played Christmas carols for nearly 15 years. But this year, someone complained, leading university officials to briefly silence the holiday tradition until they could add a more diverse selection of music.
"We got a complaint about not being inclusive in the music," university chancellor Rita Cheng told Fox News Radio.

Inclusive Christmas music is music that negates Christmas by having nothing to do with it. For example, Kwanzaa music. Quacks Cheng:

"We have a large number of African-American students at Southern Illinois University and we would want to be as inclusive as we can."

As part of the effort to balkanize America, blacks are encouraged to believe that Christmas doesn't apply to them. They are expected to settle instead for a phony holiday invented by a psychotic racist who tortured women.

To put Kwanzaa on a par with Christmas is preposterous and obscene. But so long as Christmas is diluted until it disappears, moonbats don't much care what they water it down with.

An "inclusive" multiculturalist reacts to a Christmas carol.

On a tip from Ianto.

December 11, 2010

Bernie Sanders: The Face of Modern Marxism

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:34 PM

At least Joseph Stalin didn't look like a second assistant librarian with a fondness for sniffing little boys' bicycle seats. Presenting Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont:

When have productive people created as much wealth as they should be permitted to create without the government demonizing them and confiscating their earnings? As soon as they have acquired enough to be worth the kleptocracy's while to steal.

For socialist thieves like Sanders, who are literally looting our country into bankruptcy, to accuse those who produce the wealth they seize of greed is the ne plus ultra of liberal hypocrisy.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

A Short History of Overpopulation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

The terror tales of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich have long since been discredited. Yet population bomb ideology lives on in the envirowacko movement. Obama's Science Czar John Holdren has even floated the idea of putting sterilants in our drinking water.

So long as there are progressives, there will be people who believe that there are too many of us, and that it's up to them to do something about it.

On a tip from Mats.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM


Via Totally Looks Like, on a tip from TED.

December 10, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.

Sparks and Obama Talk Health Care

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:28 PM

Maybe moonbats could understand basic economic principles if they come out of the mouth of a robotic cartoon character:

Bottom line: the high costs and other problems in our healthcare system are caused by government's coercive derangement and suppression of free market mechanisms. The more government intrusion, the worse the situation will get. This is why even if ObamaCare hadn't been slapped together in a rush by corrupt and unhinged fools, it would still be a catastrophe.

On a tip from F M.

Czech Queer Meter

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:14 PM

All animals are equal, but anyone who has read Animal Farm knows that some animals are more equal than others. Under moonbattery, homosexuals are among the most equal of all. But how to determine if a supposed homosexual really is entitled to special treatment, or is just faking it? The Czechs have the answer:

[G]ay men seeking asylum in the Czech Republic are forced to drop their pants and get hooked up to a penile plethysmograph to find out just how gay they are. After the "peter meter" device is attached to their penises, they are subjected to all kinds of pornography to see what happens to their junk. This test then determines if they can seek asylum.

The device was developed by Czech psychologist Kurt Freund, who is now applying his exceedingly freundly device in Canada. Before long Canadians may be tested with it before they can play the "You can't fire me, I'm gay" card.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Columbia PoliSci Prof Busted for Incest

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

Even by Ivy League standards, Columbia University has a reputation for wallowing in moonbattery. The alma mater of the Moonbat Messiah (whose college records are top secret) offers a soapbox to terrorist dictators but a much cooler reception to patriots. Also known as Sodom and Gomorrah University, the school is infamous for journalism students cheating on an ethics exam and for offering a platform to Comrade Obama's PLO buddy Rashid Khalidi. Parents who haven't decided yet whether the school is worth the $41,160/year undergraduate tuition (plus $10,570 for room and board and $2,144 for "mandatory fees") might appreciate this glimpse into Columbia's social climate:

A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest — accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said.
Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers. …
Epstein, who specializes in American politics and voting rights, has taught at Harvard and Stanford and often is quoted by news organizations. He also has blogged on The Huffington Post.

That's some resume. I wonder if Obama needs a Family Values Czar.

The irresistible Professor Epstein.

On tips from Sean and G. Fox.

More HuffPo Bashing of Barack

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

Fallout continues to accrue from Comrade Obama's succumbing to political and economic reality by lightening up on the class warfare long enough to agree not to raise taxes in exchange for still more government spending. From the comments on a piece critical of Obama at the largest liberal blog, Huffington Post:

"Hi. I'm Barack Obama. I'm not the real President but I play one on tv…"
Our best hope turned out to be totally ignorant regarding the history of certain facts and it doesn't seem possible he actually had a top notch education. There appears to be a grave concern at this point that he actually might have a serious brain disorder.
Exactly right, and exceedingly strange when you consider the fact that President Obama considers himself a scholar. The conclusion is that he has to believe what he's saying is true, which suggests more about his mindset than his ignorance of history.
We all thought Obama was supposed to be so much smarter than Sarah Palin but there's just no evidence to support that.
I'm a progressive democrat who is disgusted and dejected. The president can begin the lashings now because I'm not shutting up.
Peter Combs
as time goes on he gets more like Biden… gaff after gaff
Kitten Kramer
Mr. President you are losing it. Time to regroup and be quiet for a long time.
He either needs Seroquel or a freaking vacation in A SPA FOR A MONTH. He seems to becoming unhinged — heck who wouldn't but still, you signed up for the job, show some back bone man good god.
He's a sellout. And to this day he doesn't get it. I suppose when he leaves office in 2 years he still won't get it. Believe in something Barack. Anything. And then fight for it. Chicago politics is overrated.
This is why we Democrats can't keep the White House, let alone Congress in 2012.
Jerry Lammers
This President is so lost, its hardly worth the effort to criticize his policies and pronouncements.
Watching this administration celebrate its Pyhrric victories just saddens me. We could do so much better than this. This is not the guy I voted for.
Lets admit it to ourselves. If Bush set the house on fire Obama has poured gasoline on it.
We lost our home and all our retirement savings in this recession. My husband found a job, out of our home state, making 1/2 of the income he made before. NO THANK YOU, we've already given our votes to you Barack, we have no more to give.
…a genius in all 57 states.

Republicans haven't even taken control of Congress yet, and this is what Obama's politically inept attempts to deal with them have done to his standing with his own base. Break out the popcorn — we'll be watching the Anointed One and the moonbats who elected him implode for the next two years.

Collected by Air2air.

United Nations Promotes Spread of AIDS

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

Deliberately infecting others with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS, is a particularly evil act — but not according to the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood or the wannabe one-world rulers of the United Nations:

A new campaign seeks to eliminate disclosure laws which require HIV positive individuals to inform their sex partners of their potentially deadly infection.
The campaign is led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS, an umbrella group of UN agencies. Notably absent from this campaign is any recognition of the danger posed for the possible victims of a willful refusal to disclose HIV status.
As part of the campaign, IPPF released a collection of interviews entitled "Behind Bars", which implies that such criminal laws fuel stigma against HIV persons.

Better a horrific and lethal disease be spread far and wide than perverts and degenerates be "stigmatized."

"Behind Bars" is part of a larger IPPF campaign, "Criminalize Hate Not HIV", launched at the International Aids Conference in Vienna in July. IPPF describes laws that make willful transmission of HIV to another person as too-costly, hindrances to prevention, and stigmatizing. The video promo for the campaign depicts various sexual scenes. The video appears to promote homosexual sex, drug use, and prostitution, which are listed by the Centers for Disease Control as three of the most high risk behaviors responsible for the transmission of HIV.

They are also three of the behaviors most likely to earn you coos of sympathy from the international liberal elite ruling class.

The Planned Parenthood and the UN have teamed up before:

IPPF and UNAIDS collaborated in sponsoring the "Stigma Index", whose website contains a major section calling for the decriminalization of HIV transmission. …
In March, IPPF made available their sex guide [EXPLICIT], "Healthy, Happy, and Hot" at a UN event sponsored by the Girl Scouts. The brochure states, "Some countries have laws that violate the right of young people living with HIV to decide whether to disclose… These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges."

The only way to make sense of their motives is to assume that for progressives, corruption is an end in itself.

On a tip from Mats.

Assange's Hideout: Journalist Club

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

America's enemies certainly find undignified places to hide. Remember Saddam Hussein's spider hole? Julian Assange found a still more unsavory sanctuary — a British club for journalists:

The Frontline Club in London is the kind of place where war correspondents and investigative reporters mingle with admirers and wannabes, fired by a shared passion for exposing government spin, revealing the truth — and fine dining.
So when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange found himself at the center of an international firestorm over the website's publication of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, he knew where he would be well-fed and, more importantly, safe.
Amid calls for Assange's assassination or prosecution under espionage laws and condemnation from U.S. commentators like Sarah Palin — who dubbed him "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" — the Frontline Club closed ranks and kept his whereabouts to themselves.
Vaughan Smith, a former television cameraman who founded Frontline, said Assange had previously held talks and other events at the club and they "quite liked having him here because he's made us a more interesting venue."
Assange lived in rented rooms at the club for about three weeks until he surrendered to British police on Tuesday in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. Until then, no one at the club, members or employees, spilled the news of his presence.
"It's very curious. While all this was happening, the media has been presenting him as on the run and all these things. I've always been rather amused by that," Smith told

There's a lesson here for enemies of Western civilization — if you want something big kept secret, make sure only journalists know about it.

A rare countermoonbat journalist explains the affection the Fourth Estate feels for the odious Assange:

Will Heaven, of the Telegraph newspaper, believes the WikiLeaks founder is less a champion for transparency than he is an anti-American activist.
"Julian Assange likes to portray himself as a champion of truth," Heaven wrote in an email to "But the reality is much less flattering. Look at the Afghanistan 'war logs,' for example: WikiLeaks plainly wanted to cause maximum damage to the coalition's war effort, but nothing was done to hide the identities of Afghan informants — so the Taliban duly promised to 'punish them.'"
"Mr. Assange claims to have pure motives, but he hasn't shown a shred of remorse about this," Heaven added.
"It seems that as long as the United States and the West is embarrassed on the world stage, the founder of WikiLeaks is a happy man," he said.
"If he's really opposed to corruption and human rights abuses, why hasn't he turned his special talents to countries like Iran, China or Russia? The answer is simple — there is anti-American agenda behind much of Julian Assange's work."

Assange needn't fret about being turned over to the American government; given our current rulers, he would be among friends.


On tips from Lyle, TED, and James.

Rosie O'Donnell Weeps for John Edwards

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

After spewing bizarre 9/11 conspiracy theories and praising communism, it's getting harder for Rosie O'Donnell to push the envelope with her brain-dead brand of obnoxious moonbattery. But she managed on the occasion of Elizabeth Edwards's death by sympathizing with the scoundrel who started up an illegitimate second family while his wife struggled with the cancer that finally killed her.

"I think the person who probably has suffered the most through all of this is [John Edwards], and there are people who would disagree with me and say, 'No, it was her, she was the one who was publicly humiliated,' and blah blah blah blah blah.
"I just think he has to live with himself every day. Not only survivor's guilt, but you know? He, I'm sure, has guilt, right?"

Wrong, Rosie. John Edwards was not only a Democrat politician but an ambulance-chasing trial lawyer. Countless women have undergone unnecessary cesarean sections as a result of the looting spree whereby he publicly channeled the spirits of brain-damaged babies as he duped idiot juries into stealing massive piles of money from obstetricians to punish them for delivering babies without cutting their mothers open. With this plunder, Edwards funded his thankfully aborted political career. There is no reason to assume he is any more capable of guilt than any other lizard — or than Rosie herself is capable of intelligent opinions.

Feeling pretty.

On tips from G. Fox and BURNING HOT.

Moonbat Barbarians Sack London

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

By succumbing to moonbattery, England made this inevitable. Economically ravaged by socialism, morally and culturally enfeebled by liberalism, the once great country is disintegrating like a cake left in the rain. Here a mob of collectivist savages attacks Prince Charles:

"Whose streets, our streets" is the cry of the modern primitive — the equivalent of drums ominously reverberating through the jungle as the restless natives heat up their cauldrons for some missionary stew. If Prince Chucklehead's endless pandering to the lunatic fringe of liberal politics was meant to make him a man of the riffraff, it has failed. One "student" managed to jab the Duchess of Cornwall in the ribs with a stick.

The barbarians have also attacked the Treasury and set afire the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.

Turn back, Britain. It's almost too late.

On tips from J and Ummah Gummah. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Stick a Fork in the Global Warming Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

As oligarchical collectivists brave 100-year record cold in Cancun to push the shopworn global warming hoax, ever more scientists are defying authorities to refute this cornerstone of moonbat ideology:

More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 321-page Climate Depot Special Report — updated from the 2007 groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming "consensus" — features the skeptical voices of over 1,000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. This updated 2010 report includes a dramatic increase of over 300 additional (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the last update in March 2009.

Selected highlights from the report [PDF]:

"Any reasonable scientific analysis must conclude the basic theory wrong!!" — NASA Scientist Dr. Leonard Weinstein who worked 35 years at the NASA Langley Research Center and finished his career there as a Senior Research Scientist. Weinstein is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace.
"Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself — Climate is beyond our power to control… Earth doesn't care about governments or their legislation. You can't find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone's permission or explaining itself." — Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford University Physicist Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, and was formerly a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
"In essence, the jig is up. The whole thing is a fraud. And even the fraudsters that fudged data are admitting to temperature history that they used to say didn't happen… Perhaps what has doomed the Climategate fraudsters the most was their brazenness in fudging the data" — Dr. Christopher J. Kobus, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, specializes in alternative energy, thermal transport phenomena, two-phase flow and fluid and thermal energy systems.
"Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences… AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks." — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book "The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency."
"Those who call themselves 'Green planet advocates' should be arguing for a CO2- fertilized atmosphere, not a CO2-starved atmosphere… Diversity increases when the planet was warm AND had high CO2 atmospheric content… Al Gore's personal behavior supports a green planet - his enormous energy use with his 4 homes and his bizjet, does indeed help make the planet greener. Kudos, Al for doing your part to save the planet." — Renowned engineer and aviation/space pioneer Burt Rutan, who was named "100 most influential people in the world, 2004" by Time Magazine and Newsweek called him "the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer."
"We maintain there is no reason whatsoever to worry about man-made climate change, because there is no evidence whatsoever that such a thing is happening." — Greek Earth scientists Antonis Christofides and Nikos Mamassis of the National Technical University of Athens' Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
"The whole idea of anthropogenic global warming is completely unfounded. There appears to have been money gained by Michael Mann, Al Gore and UN IPCC's Rajendra Pachauri as a consequence of this deception, so it's fraud." — South African astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics.

Even now daring to challenge liberal orthodoxy means trading lavish public funding for an endangered career. But as ever more scientists gather the courage to speak out, the tide is turning against the greatest scientific hoax in human history.

Sorry progressives — you'll have to find some other way to impose one-world totalitarianism. But Cancunbats can still enjoy their holiday while the rest of us work to pay our taxes, so long as they do their best to stay warm.

On a tip from J.

December 9, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM


Compliments of Sad Hill News.

A Few of the Bitter Half's Favorite Things

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

It's so good to be Queen, sometimes it must take an effort to stay bitter:

On a tip from TED.

Great Moments in Unintended Consequences

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

No problem is so awful that Big Government can't make it much worse by trying to solve it:

Given the tendency of government programs to create the opposite of their intended effect, maybe we should hope that Obama really has been trying to destroy the economy on purpose.

On tips from Don and J. Hat tip: Hot Air.

A New Day Dawns in Toronto

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:26 PM

Maybe there's hope for Canada after all. Countermoonbat Don Cherry denounces pinkos at the swearing-in ceremony of Toronto's new mayor, Rob Ford:

On a tip from Eric.

Bush III

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:09 PM

To disillusioned moonbats, it must seem that the more things hopishly change, the more they stay the same:


Don't be too disappointed, lefties. Obama has already done more damage to the country in two years than the well-meaning but regrettably progressive W did in eight.

Compliments of Jim Lavery.

Chinese Communists Get Stimulus Money to Build and Run Wind Farm

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

When "stimulus" loot that we cannot afford to spend is borrowed from communist China to flush down ideologically motivated, economically ludicrous green energy boondoggles, how could our moonbat rulers' malfeasance possibly be more intolerable? Here's how:

Top Democratic fundraisers and lobbyists with links to the White House are behind a proposed wind farm in Texas that stands to get $450 million in stimulus money, even though a Chinese company would operate the farm and its turbines would be built in China.
The farm's backers also have close ties with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who, at the height of his hard-fought re-election bid this fall, helped blunt congressional criticism over stimulus dollars possibly going to create jobs in China by endorsing a proposal by the Chinese company to build a factory in his home state. Although his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from the wind farm's backers and Reid stood on stage with them at a campaign event they hosted, his office declined to answer any questions about the wind farm's organizers or their plans for Nevada.

Support a piece of work like Harry Reid and a knife in the back is no worse than you deserve. Unfortunately, the Chinese-made knife is in all of our backs. You can almost hear the guffaws all the way from Beijing as collectivist tyrants watch our government spend our country to death by borrowing money from them and then in exchange for largely useless windmills, handing them that same money, which our children and grandchildren still need to repay.

Meanwhile, the ChiComs are already using this cash to finance a military buildup focused on fighting America.

Just as everything in America is labeled "Made in China" because unions and the EPA won't let us make anything here anymore, the Chinese military can be labeled "Paid for by the USA."

All smiles: Dingy Harry with his ChiCom friends.

On tips from SR and J. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

More Tantrums in London Over Tuition

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

Liberalism promises everything you want at someone else's expense, hooking the unscrupulous on the opiate of government largesse. The problem, as Margaret Thatcher famously pointed out, is that eventually socialists run out of other people's money. That's when the withdrawal symptoms set in — including violent tantrums by Big Government's beneficiaries:

Police with riot shields held off angry student protesters marching to London's Parliament Square on Thursday as lawmakers debated a controversial plan to triple university tuition fees in England.
Thousands of students held demonstrations and sit-ins throughout the country, heaping pressure on the government to reverse course. Students marched through central London, banging drums, waving placards and chanting "education is not for sale," as weeks of nationwide protests reached a crescendo.
Small groups of protesters tore down barricades and threw paint bombs as police with batons fended off others in attempts to reinforce a security cordon near Parliament.

In a free country, the cost of tuition would have nothing to do with the government. If your school was too pricey, you would transfer to a less expensive one. But free market solutions no longer apply in Britain, where moonbattery has reduced the public to spoilt children unwilling to settle for what they can afford. Inevitably, the government is now forced to raise tuition as part of disastrously overdue measures to reign in state spending.

This is a scary stage in the disease known as Fabian socialism. If England is still the proud and resilient nation that fought off the Nazis, it will weather riots and demagogues and reemerge as a free and prosperous country with a healthy contempt for all things left of center. If it isn't, it will plunge deeper into collectivism, in which case its future will resemble Eastern Europe prior to the Soviet collapse.

Demanding cheap tuition and fresh diapers.

On a tip from J.

Dhimmis Renege on Promise to Rebuild Ground Zero Church

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Putting up a 13-story mega-mosque within the Ground Zero destruction zone earns the full-throated support of Michael Bloomberg and the other dhimmi bureauweenies running New York, but rebuilding a Christian church is a harder row to hoe:

A historic church destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks plans a multimillion-dollar suit against the Port Authority and other agencies for blocking its reconstruction.
A notice of claim was filed Monday on behalf of St. Nicholas Church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, declaring their intention to sue.
"This claim arises out of the arrogance, bad faith and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority in preventing St. Nicholas from re-building its church at Ground Zero," the church says in its legal filings.
According to the notice, the church will seek a minimum of $20 million along with unspecified restitution for damages and expenses "incurred in reliance of the Port Authority's promises that St. Nicholas would be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street."
The church, which had been located at 155 Cedar St., was founded in 1916 by Greek immigrants and destroyed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
Church leaders contend the PA has reneged on a deal to rebuild the house of worship at the other location, nearby 130 Liberty St.

Meanwhile, the Muslim/moonbat alliance that controls the local government presses forward with its obscene victory mosque. New Yorkers disgusted by this blasphemy are encouraged to voice their outrage on December 14.

St. Nicholas: among the casualties of the Muslim atrocities of 9/11.

On a tip from SR. Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs.

HuffPo Moonbats Bail on Barack

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

The higher they're hyped, the harder they fall. Not long ago, we heard that the Anointed One would cause the imaginary rise of the oceans to slow and our planet to heal. Now we read the following at what should be his amen corner, a comment thread at the liberal Huffington Post:

mad fred
Sad and lame Obama is weak in the knees.
Sadly enough, the man has negatively defined himself utterly and thoroughly. The Democratic party had better allow an open primary in 2011 or it's President Romney…
You mean President Sarah Palin.
I have come to the conclusion that he is a republican plant. I honestly believe the other side helped place him as a continuation of Bush Chaney
Hillary would have been better, but no, we had to go with "the dream" and now it is a nightmare.
he has to do the right thing and announce - for the good of the party and the nation - that he wont run again
Avere Fede
Clearly, we were all victims of one of history's all time frauds. I personally was very much aware of many of his shortcomings, but I truly believed he was up for the challenge. What a stunner to realize just how worthless a Harvard education truly is when combined with lack of conviction, and an overabundance of arrogance.
The Republicans used the last two years simply to thwart Obama and the voters rewarded them by giving them control of the House. Two years from now, the voters will reward them by giving them control of the Senate and probably the Presidency, unless Obama actually begins acting like the President of the United States
Captain Passive tripped on his own cape. We must get him to step down without a second term, to void the slot for someone with a spine. He's a disaster.
The President is unable or unwilling, it seems, to fight for much of anything - other than further extending the war in Afghanistan. Given his total abdication of his role, I hope he chooses not to run in 2012 and allows the country and the Democratic party to choose someone else.
How has Obama done anything to suggest that he was a better choice than Hillary? I'd love to know. Obama is a wimp, not a fighter; he's a orator, not a leader.
Shaun Hensley
He's not. He's a failure. And Hillary would have been no better on that front. We need real reformers.
Massachusetts Patriot
Obama's not just a lame duck, figuratively speaking, he's a "dead" duck, case closed. The man's lack of loyalty to his campaign promises and the base that helped elect him means that he will garner very tepid support from the left in 2012.
I think Obama needs to worry about the 2012 elections. He is going to get creamed. The right is still angry with him and the Tea Party is alive and well.
Yes he is - rightfully so
President Zero has hurt the progressive cause more than I would have thought possible.
Salty too
He is a comunity organizer/ junior senator, and is in way ,way ,way over his head.

It seems even the Moonbat Messiah's last slow-learning supporters don't want him to run again:

Please, please, please President Obama… don't run again. They don't deserve you. You are better than how you've been treated. The neop!gs are on a mission to bring you down since they can't get near you with their 2nd amendment rights, as Sharon Angle stated, they will use every under handed tactic there "tea" brains can muster. The world is watching witnessing the ultimate stoopidity coming from the wing. The American people are not worthy to have you and your beautiful wife and precious children representing a once respected nation villified and squandered by Bushie.

The problem with being president is, no matter how full of baloney you may be, there are certain constraints that cannot be ignored. To adults, Obama's adolescent rhetoric sounds childish, but to the snot-nosed children who make up his base, he's become a stodgy old grown-up for not declaring an end to America right this minute.

W's popularity collapsed when he alienated his base by not defending the border or getting spending under control. The Manchurian Moonbat's base is smaller and less patient. The trendy ethnicity that got him into office may be the only thing that saves him from single-digit approval ratings by the time the next two long years are over.

Collected by Air2air.

Islamic Radicals Training TSA

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

I only wish this story were a spoof on the eagerness of our rulers to play into the hands of our worst enemies:

According to a press release by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the organization recently completed training for 2,200 officers charged with protecting our nation's air security. According to the release, the two-month training course highlighted "the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language and tenets," and "taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress."

Are these the chimerical moderate Muslims said to exist? No. As managing editor of an Islamist student newspaper at UCLA, MPAC's Edina Lekovic described Osama bin Laden as a "great Mujahid" and a "freedom fighter and philanthropist."

According to MPAC, the airport security measures intended to defend us from Muslim terrorists oppress Muslims. After the attempted Christmas Day bombing by the Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab last year,

Lekovic condemned the use of profiling at airports to identify potential terrorists: "It doesn't work. It's unconstitutional, and it's discriminatory." The TSA eventually caved to pressure from MPAC, and repealed a policy that would allow for additional screening of passengers that came from countries that were likely to be home to Islamist radicals.

Why don't we just put Al Qaeda in charge of airport security?

Mostly so that Muslims won't feel discriminated against.

On a tip from G. Fox.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM


Compliments of Jay.

December 8, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM


Via The Looking Spoon. Hat tips: iOwnTheWorld, Dancing Madly Backwards.

Important Message From the White House on Racism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

At last, Comrade Obama has revised the definition of "racism" to reflect current usage by moonbats:

Save yourself a trip to Miniluv. Update your Newspeak dictionaries at once.

Via Standing Firm, on a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

97 Dems Spend 4 Days Putting Up Comrade Obama's Christmas Tree

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

How many Democrats does it take to put up a Christmas tree? Surprisingly, only 97 — provided you give them four days:

When these boobs have consolidated control of the healthcare system, it will take 18 doctors a week to give you a checkup.

On a tip from J.

Obama Doing for Food Stamps What He's Done for Gun Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:04 PM

SNAP = Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (US Department of Agriculture):


On a tip from TED.

Janet Napolitano's Walmart Strategy

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:30 PM

Compliments of Zappatrust.

Now that Big Sis has made air travel safe with porno scanners and public groping, it's time to move on to the next big initiative: securing Walmarts with the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign, which entails forcing shoppers to watch this at the checkout line:

Just don't see or say anything involving Muslims, because that would be offensive. Religion of Peaceniks can probably find denser gatherings of innocent people to murder at places other than Walmart anyway.

Meanwhile, the open border remains unsecured.

Hat tip: Tip from G. Fox.

Moonbats: FCC Must Do Something About Bristol Palin's Success on "Dancing With the Stars"

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:16 PM

If the FCC's creepy authoritarian commissioner Michael Copps's bid to expand the agency's power is successful (see here and here), we can expect to see much more of this:

In the days after Bristol Palin was voted into the finals of "Dancing with the Stars," viewers from across the country wrote to the Federal Communications Commission accusing the ABC show of everything from running a "payola type program" to "encouraging and promoting teen pregnancy." …
One viewer from Pittsburgh alleged that the show's voting system had been "fixed by extreme supporters of the Tea Party and Radical Right-Wing. I find that it has become a political platform for Sarah Palin to improve her image and ooze her political slime." The aggrieved correspondent continued, "Bristol is not a star, what did she do, she had sex and got pregnant. Lets reward her… I made several call to ABC's complaint line and I hope that their phone lines melt. It has become a political movement, with Tea Party websites instructing on how to vote for Bristol. Ridiculousness!"
Another source of grievances was a hug delivered to the 20-year-old Palin by one of the show's judges, Carrie Ann Inaba.
Noting that "no other dancer was called over for a hug," one viewer claimed that the clinch was a "signal for the GOP/Tea Party supporters of Sarah Palin to 'stuff' the vote for Bristol Palin, who on both dates had to be dragged over the dance floor." The writer added, "My 96 year old Mother-in-Law can dance better than Ms. Palin… I want my Government to protect me the viewer from deceptive practices."

Less statist moonbat viewers, instead of demanding authoritarian intervention by the federal government, took matters into their own hands. Imagine the outrage if Bristol had finished higher than third.

Further unhinging the unhinged, just like her mom.

On a tip from J.

Real Black Farmer on the Pigford Pigout

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

Even as our country teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, the looting spree by our leftist rulers continues. Black farmer Jimmy Dismuke comments on the Pigford Pigout, which Obama et al. are exploiting to "spread around" $billions off other people's money to ethnically correct "farmers," many of whom wouldn't know better than to milk a bull.

I have 200 acres in Arkansas and have raised hogs.
Pigford is the biggest rip-off this country has ever known, and there are lots of people in positions of power that know it. Politicians are using it to buy votes. Trial lawyers are using it to get rich.
I personally know of people who have no connection to farming at all who got Pigford checks. People with potted plants in their apartments claimed to be farmers and got paid. I saw an instance where eight Pigford checks went to one house. There are drug addicts and pushers who have received payments who have never farmed a day in their life. …
Congress needs to investigate Pigford immediately. I believe that probably 80 to 90% of Pigford claims are fraudulent. I know that its at least 300 cases in Arkansas alone. By investigating this fraud we are opening up a can of worms. But it needs to be done. Justice demands it.

However, investigating the Pigford Pigout, by which the alleged farmers and their lawyers are lavishly compensated for past "discrimination," would be branded racist by the moonbats running the media, so don't expect the new Congress to have the nerve to look into it.

Former Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer confirms that Pigford is a scam:

I am shocked by the recent passage of legislation by the US Congress that provides a settlement for discrimination lawsuits filed by black farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture. With today's focus on deficit spending and unaffordable government debt, Congress has decided to double the amount of dollars spent to date to settle these claims. Given the fact that there are more claims of discrimination than there are black farmers, I wonder if members of Congress knew the facts if they would have voted to spend another $1.2 Billion to settle claims.

The $1.2 billion comes after more than $1 billion in free money has already been handed out. Lots of cash is needed because although there are only between 18,000 and 33,000 black farmers in the country, 90,000 claims of discrimination by the USDA have been filed.

Virtually everyone participating in this program should be jailed for fraud, but none will be. Still more outrageously, none of the politicians supporting it will be jailed for theft.

As the looters gorge themselves, the Debt Clock continues to race toward total economic meltdown.

Alleged victims of discrimination and their lawyers crowd in for restitution.

On tips from TED, AC, and G. Fox.

They're Socialists, All Right

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

A favorite theme in horror/sci-fi movies is the demon or alien that can take over people's bodies. Once the villain has moved to a new host, the body it inhabited previously can be discarded. This is why the old Stalinist vehicle known as the Communist Party USA won't be needed for much longer. The fiend inhabiting it will soon finish its transition to a new host — the Democrat Party:

In [a Rasmussen] survey of 1,000 adults, nearly half of all Democrats, 42 percent, indicated that they believe the government should "manage the economy completely."

As for Americans overall,

In total, according to the poll, just 27 percent of Americans believe government should manage the economy. Democrats would do well to note that this small number is not possible to spin into the kind of long-term majority liberal demographers insisted was coming with the election of President Obama.

Not unless they import millions upon millions of unskilled Third World peasants who aren't going to let Gringo notions of liberty stand between them and a free ride — which is why our border remains unsecured as Dems plot how to ram through amnesty.

An appropriate logo for the Democrat Party.

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Homosexual Bullying

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

We're told that the purpose of Obama's perverted Safe School Czar is to prevent homosexual bullying in schools. An example of this appalling phenomenon has finally come to light:

A Michigan high school student who was recently kicked out of class for saying he doesn't support homosexuality is getting legal support as he finds himself at the center of a national firestorm and the target of homosexual activists.
Sixteen-year-old Daniel Glowacki has retained the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) for help concerning an October 20 incident at Howell High School, when he came to the defense of another student who was told by his economics teacher, Jay McDowell, to remove a Confederate flag belt buckle. (See earlier story)
TMLC attorney Robert Muise tells OneNewsNow the teacher was wearing a T-shirt to highlight the alleged "bullying" of homosexuals, so Glowacki exposed his hypocrisy.
"Then the teacher said, 'Don't you accept the homosexual lifestyle?' And Daniel said, 'No, I'm a Catholic; I don't.' And the teacher got very angry at him; he ordered him out of the classroom," Muise reports. "He was shouting at him, [making] comments to the effect that… 'if you're a Catholic, you ought to be in a Catholic school and not this public school.'"

What does he need TMLC for? No doubt Kevin Jennings will get right on this.

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Big Government Still Hiring

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

If the government doesn't stop spending, it will literally cause the economy to collapse. You don't need a degree in economics to realize that you can't keep spending far more money than you make indefinitely. When the reckoning comes, we will be competing with rats to find something edible in dumpsters. But for now the party continues in Washington. If you aren't enraged yet, check out this federal job opening:


Job requirements are: 1) be a woman, 2) be a minority, and 3) be shameless enough to collect as much as $255,000 per year of other people's money to sit on your fat, useless, parasitical rear while you help oversee systematic discrimination against men and Caucasians.

If you're like most people, the government could steal every penny you make and it wouldn't pay for a quarter of this new bureaucrat's salary, leave alone her lavish benefits.

Meanwhile, productive jobs are destroyed because employers don't have enough money left to pay employees after being forced to pay people not to work through stratospheric taxes necessitated by indefinitely extended unemployment compensation.

For our current economic status, refer to the US Debt Clock.

Either we stop this insanity immediately, or our country will be utterly destroyed — not in the far off future but soon.

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$100 Fine for Throwing Away Newspaper

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Totalitarian moonbattery isn't cheap, as one of Mayor for Life Michael Bloomberg's subjects recently learned:

An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket — just for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can.
Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Sunday morning, only to be ambushed by an overzealous Department of Sanitation agent wielding a citation book.

Gluckin offered to dig the newspaper back out of the garbage, but that wasn't good enough. Enemies of the Earth must be made to pay.

Her crime could hardly be more brazen:

The green mesh can, at the corner of Beak Street and Seaman Avenue, is marked with signs that read "litter only" and "no household trash."

She'd better pay fast; after 10 days the fine goes up to $300.

Gluckin dared to throw trash in this trash can.

On a tip from Sean.

December 7, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld.

Body Language

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

A subtle analysis of Comrade Obama's body language indicates that he is none too pleased about Republicans forcing him to restrain his urge to raise taxes:

On a tip from Lee.

Man Marries Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 PM

Why shouldn't homosexuals marry each other? After all, in Australia men marry dogs:


The newlyweds are Joseph Guiso of Toowoomba and a 5-year-old Labrador named Honey.

The couple decided on the location — and to tie the knot — after stumbling upon a wedding in Laurel Bank Park during an afternoon walk.
"I said that could be us," Mr Guiso said.
"She didn't say anything so I took that as a yes."

Somehow the mockery of holy matrimony will manage to continue sliding downhill even from here.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

Moonbattery Attacks the Spanish Language

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:10 PM

It grates on moonbats that male pronouns are the default in English, so that "he" means "he or she" if gender is undetermined. The Spanish language is similarly sexist, but the Spanish are moonbatty enough to do something about it:

In Spanish, there are many nouns which end in a "o" if referring to a male, and "a" if referring to a female. For example: chico/chica (child), maestro/maestra (teacher), hijo/hija (son/daughter). The nouns are pluralized with an "s". So a group of boys is "chicos"; and a group of girls is "chicas". In a mixed group, the male version is always used. So when we are talking about 99 girls and 1 boy, it's "chicos".

To combat this insidious oppression, Spaniards have begun to write "chic@s." Now if only auto-correct would stop turning it into an email address. How to pronounce it is anybody's guess.

On a tip from Steve T.

Obama's Federal Pay Freeze Is Bogus

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:58 PM

What a nice gesture it was for Comrade Obama to declare a pay freeze on skyrocketing government salaries that we clearly cannot afford. Too bad a gesture is all it was:

President Obama spoke of the need for sacrifice last week when he announced a two-year pay freeze for federal employees.
But feds won't be too terribly deprived in 2011 and 2012. Despite the freeze, some 1.1 million employees will receive more than $2.5 billion in raises during that period.
Congress is expected to approve Obama's proposal, which cancels only cost-of-living adjustments for two years. Regularly scheduled step increases for the 1.4 million General Schedule employees — who make up two-thirds of the civilian work force — will continue. The size of those increases ranges from 2.6 percent to 3.3 percent and by law kick in every one, two or three years, depending on an employee's time in grade.

Many government employees will also be getting promotions, which come with raises. Then there are performance bonuses. Even the hold on cost-of-living raises applies only to some branches, not to others.

Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) wants to freeze federal hiring, which he says would cut the federal payroll down to $400 billion.

"Somehow, someway I think this country can survive on just a $400 billion payroll," Chaffetz said.

If we could cut it down to a tenth of that, the country wouldn't just survive; it would thrive.

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His pay freeze is fake too.

On a tip from J.

Ecokooks: Plants Should Be Able to Sue

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:36 AM

The concept of "civil rights" is twisted into an ever more grotesque mockery as liberal groups exploit it to advance their pernicious agendas:

What if a trimmed tree could sue as an amputee or a shucked clam could claim wrongful eviction?
In an effort to ban everything from drilling oil to incinerating garbage, about a dozen communities across the country have adopted ordinances that give nature legal standing and water down the rights of businesses.

Ben Price of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund reveals the objective:

"What's normal isn't working. A regulatory law regulates the rate of destruction — it doesn't stop it."

That is, ecofascists don't want economically productive activity slowed down. They want it ended.

Price and others see their struggle to give nature legal standing as comparable to another historic effort that was years in the making.
"It took hundreds of challenges," he said, "before racial segregation was overturned as the law of the land."

Fortunately people this far out of their minds could never stay off the funny farm long enough to impose their bizarre views on others, right? Wrong: Comrade Obama's powerful Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein has advanced similar ideas:

[R]epresentatives of animals should be able to bring private suits to ensure that anticruelty and related laws are actually enforced.

If a chicken can sue, why not a weed? Greedy lawyers will have no problem finding clients with moonbats running the show.

On a tip from blue.

Government Wastes Fortune Printing Defective Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Big Government may have settled on printing money as a solution to all problems because that's one thing that falls within its tiny realm of competence — or does it?

Because of a problem with the presses, the federal government has shut down production of its flashy new $100 bills, and has quarantined more than 1 billion of them — more than 10 percent of all existing U.S. cash — in a vault in Fort Worth, Texas, reports CNBC.
"There is something drastically wrong here," one source told CNBC. "The frustration level is off the charts."

That would explain the Tea Party movement.

Some of the bills creased during production, creating a blank space on the paper, one official told CNBC. Because correctly printed bills are mixed in with the flawed ones, even the ones printed to the correct design specs can't be used until they 're sorted. It would take an estimated 20 to 30 years to weed out the defective bills by hand, but a mechanized system is expected to get the job done in about a year.
Combined, the quarantined bills add up to $110 billion — more than 10 percent of the entire U.S. cash supply, which now stands at around $930 billion.
The flawed bills, which cost around $120 million to print, will have to be burned.

How's this for fitting:

The new bills are the first to include Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's signature.

Collectors will be eager to get their hands on these mementos of the incompetent tax cheat who runs the Treasury Department before they disappear along with the wealth US currency once represented.

Maybe they'll turn up more hanging chads for Al Gore.

On tips from Lyle and Muddypaw.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Decency Is Hate

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

What's the difference between pro-decency conservative groups and creepy neo-Nazi hate cults? None, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says it will not back down from its decision to label the Family Research Council and other socially conservative groups as hate groups, on par with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations, for their views about homosexuality. …
SPLC's Winter 2010 edition of its "Intelligence Report" magazine lists the Family Research Council as a hate group alongside the American Family Association, the Traditional Values Coalition, and 11 other social conservative groups. The report, titled "18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda," also lists five other organizations as being anti-gay — such as Concerned Women for America and the National Organization for Marriage — but refrains from classifying them as hate groups.

According to SPLC, the alleged hate groups are guilty of "name-calling," which is evidently on a par with lynching now. The response: counter with more name-calling by flinging the increasingly meaningless hate group smear.

Why would anyone care what names SPLC moonbats call regular Americans? Here's why:

"Labeling people and groups as hate groups is laying the groundwork to then charge them with hate crimes using the full force of government to oppress people for their beliefs," said Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright.

Mainstreaming homosexual depravity will have disastrous consequences not only at the moral and cultural levels, but also in terms of public health. Homosexual acts and the smell of rotting corpses both disgust normal people for the same biological reason; we are hard-wired to avoid sources of disease. Social engineers hope to overcome this natural and healthy revulsion by criminalizing resistance to the homosexual agenda.

The wages of moonbattery: dying of AIDS.

On tips from Oiao and J.

Pearl Harbor Remembered at Bing and Google

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM



Well, maybe not at Google. But at least they didn't acknowledge Hirohito's birthday either. I guess that's evenhandedness.

On tips from Travis and Graycat.

Obama National Motto Gaffe

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

It's time to cut Obama a little slack. You can hardly blame a commie for making this mistake:

Last month, while speaking at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Mr. Obama was trying to stress the similarity of the U.S. and Indonesia and said "it is a story written into our national mottos."
"In the United States, our motto is E pluribus unum — out of many, one," he said, then compared it to the Indonesian motto, "Bhennika Tunggal Ika — unity in diversity."

Problem is,

The official motto of the U.S., designated by a 1956 law, is "In God We Trust."

No doubt BHO is working to get it changed — if not to "E Pluribus Unum," then possibly to "Yes We Can!"

Readers will recall that the Manchurian Moonbat also edited God out of the Declaration of Independence. Maybe the national motto should be, "Thou Shalt Have No Gods Before Big Government."

On a tip from G. Fox.

The Day That Continues to Live in Infamy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM


As the Japanese reminded us 69 years ago today, it's a dangerous world out there. We have to be prepared to deal with it.

Via THIRDWAVEDAVE, on a tip from Andrea.

December 6, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld, with thanks to Chieftain.

Van Jones Compares Use of Fossil Fuels to Burning Kittens

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 PM

When it comes to hyperbole, it isn't easy to top 9/11 Truther, self-avowed communist, and former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones. Here he compares use of the fossil fuels without which our civilization could not function to burning kittens:

On a tip from AC.

Chia Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 PM

What better way to commemorate the tasteless joke known as Hope & Change?

On a tip from Oiao.

Ronald Reagan Junior: Impose Moonbattery by Any Means Necessary

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:27 PM

Rahm "Dead Fish" Emmanuel isn't the only moonbat ballerina who likes to play rough. Here the repugnant Ronald Reagan Junior salutes the liberal creed of the end justifying the means when it comes to imposing social justice:

"Social justice" is an Orwellian euphemism for left-wing injustice. When the top 1% of earners pay more taxes than the bottom 90%, that's social justice. When someone less qualified gets the job instead of you because of race/gender/sexual orientation quotas, that's social justice. When O.J. got away with murder by being black, that was social justice. When our rulers get the leverage to abolish private property, that will be social justice.

No wonder militant moonbats like Junior and Barack Hussein Obama talk about bringing a gun. No one is likely to submit to "social justice" without putting up resistance.

Via The Blaze, on tips from Hail The Amberlamps! and J.

TSA Screens George Soros

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:14 PM


Compliments of Cons.Underground.

The Enemy Within

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:13 PM

Only a moonbat mathematician could get this to add up to anything tolerable:

1. Hamas is a U.S. State Department-designated terrorist organization that professes to be a "Nation of Jihad". [source, source]
2. CAIR is a front organization of Hamas. [source]
3. At least 54 Members of Congress are aiding, working with, taking money from and/or acting as a front for CAIR. [source]

If you doubt the existence of a Muslim/moonbat fifth column alliance, lift the rock on the top congressional recipients of payoffs from CAIR. Each of these familiar moonbats makes the top 10:

James Moran (D-VA)
John Conyers (D-MI)
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
John Dingell (D-MI)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Jim McDerrmott (D-WA)

Our first Muslim congresscritter, Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison (D-MN), is on the list too — as is Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. This is the equivalent of Congress taking money from the German American Bund during WWII.

It's a good thing for congressional Dems that the concept of treason is no longer taken seriously.

Smiles and smirks as Keith Ellison is sworn in on the Koran.

On a tip from CommieBlaster.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Dreams of Inflicting "Public Value Test"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

If FCC Commissioner Michael Copps had any hair, he would let it down not only for the BBC, but also for moonbat-infested Columbia University:

American journalism is in "grave peril," FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says, and to bolster "traditional media," he said the Federal Communications Commission should conduct a "public value test" of every commercial broadcast station at relicensing time.
In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight.
"If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the people's airwaves," Copps said. "If not, it goes on probation for a year, renewable for an additional year if it demonstrates measurable progress. If the station fails again, give the license to someone who will use it to serve the public interest."

Who determines what serves the public interest? Why, liberal bureauweenies like Copps, of course.

Among the standards Copps wants to inflict are race quotas for media ownership. Imagine Thomas Jefferson's reaction if you told him that one day Caucasians would be restricted from disseminating information on the basis of their skin color.

Giving a clear indication of what the media will look like if Copps gets his way, he described the boring and ideologically rigid carbuncle that is public broadcasting as "the jewel of our media landscape." In case the political orientation he wants to impose still isn't obvious,

Copps was introduced to the audience at Columbia by veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers, something that thrilled Copps: "No one stands higher in my pantheon of citizen heroes than you, and I can think of no journalist, contemporary or at any time across the annals of our past, who has contributed so much to democracy's dialogue," Copps said of the liberal Moyers.

Few readers will need to be reminded that the odious Bill Moyers is among the most unsavory characters to infest the moonbat lunatic fringe (see here and here and here and here). Unencumbered by morals, he has profited handsomely at taxpayer expense from the public broadcasting swindle. In the failed Johnson Administration, Moyers served as de facto Minister of Propaganda. Copps would like to give some teeth to this position.

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Soon the likes of Bill Moyers could be the only legal source of information.

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Anti-Gun Nut Picked to Head ATF

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Why do you suppose Comrade Obama waited until after the midterms to fill a vacancy at the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives? So he wouldn't inflict too much damage on his party by nominating an anti-Second Amendment zealot like Andrew Traver:

As special agent in charge of Chicago's ATF field division, Traver had taken the lead in calling for a ban on semiautomatic firearms.
And Chicago, of course, has been the epicenter of anti-gun government activism. It is not surprising that Traver has also been active in the virulently anti-gun International Association of Chiefs of Police, which has worked to empower Handgun Control-type activists and has commissioned panels to:
• support one-gun-a-month and lock-up-your-safety laws, as well as "ballistic fingerprinting" files on all firearms;
• espouse an "effective" ban on .50-caliber firearms, and a redefinition of "armor-piercing" ammunition that could effectively ban handgun use;
• mandate gun-destruction policies for law enforcement and enhanced funding to go after guns;
• prohibit all private gun sales and make "prohibited persons" out of a much wider variety of persons committing simple misdemeanors;
• back a repeal of the Tiahrt amendment; and,
• allow federal health and safety oversight of the firearms industry (through agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration).

We hold our most fundamental liberties dear enough that our rulers don't dare snatch them away all at once. Instead, they gradually eat away at them like termites. The Manchurian Moonbat may have the perfect man for the job.

Traver doesn't want you owning one of these.

On a tip from Bill T.

Teenage Girl Killed for Trying to Escape Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

There's no space here to even begin to document the outrages of Islam against freedom and decency, but some can benefit from occasional reminders that Islam and Christianity are not equivalent. Here's a Religion of Peace update from a country that has been colonizing the USA and Europe:

A 17-year-old girl in Somalia […named] Nurta Mohamed Farah, who had fled her village of Bardher, Gedo Region to Galgadud Region to live with relatives after her parents tortured her for leaving Islam, died on Nov. 25. Area sources said they strongly suspected that the two unidentified men in Galgadud Region who shot her in the chest and head with a pistol were relatives or acting on their behest.
"Reports reached the relatives in Galgadud that Nurta Farah had converted to Christianity," one source said. "The suspicion that the family is responsible is a solid one. The sister was killed in Abudwaq, a district in Galgadud Region, and the place where the incident took place is about 200 meters from where the sister was staying with relatives."
Relatives buried Farah, sources said. Her parents had severely beaten her for leaving Islam and regularly shackled her to a tree at their home, Christian sources said. She had been confined to her home in Gedo region in southern Somalia since May 10, when her family found out that she had embraced Christianity, said a Christian leader who visited the area.

At night they had been keeping her in a "small, dark room" — a perfect metaphor for Islam itself, and for the blinkered liberalism that apologizes for it.

On a tip from Julie.

Waking Up From a Terrible DREAM

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

At last a little good news — with any luck the DREAM Act, Harry Reid's insolent attempt to use the lame duck session to ram through amnesty for millions of undocumented Democrats, is doomed to failure. Senators who had supported it in the past are backing away, including squishy moderate Republicans Orrin Hatch (UT) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) and red state Dem Ben Nelson (NE).

Not RINO Bob Bennett, though. He says he'll vote for it.

Bennett lost his bid for reelection at Utah's GOP convention earlier this year. He was defeated by Sen.-elect Mike Lee (R-Utah), who had backing from the Tea Party movement.

But Bennett can take solace that his Senate career didn't die for nothing. Others are learning from his example.

To Nevada's shame, Dingy Harry is still with us. But with the winds blowing from the right, the damage he can do will be limited.

Compliments of Zappatrust.

Eat As I Say, Not As I Eat

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

At the behest of the America-bashing Michelle Obama, the federal government has launched a $multibillion initiative to regulate bake sales and ball game concessions lest we mindless peasants eat the wrong food and become even more unappealing to our rulers. What could have motivated folks like the Bitter Half and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to regulate us into straitjackets in the name of physical shapeliness? Maybe it was terror of what they see in the mirror:


Via Doug Ross.

December 5, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:15 PM


Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Nancy.

End of Liberty

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:13 PM

Whether or not our society is on the verge of total collapse, moonbattery is definitely making it crazy out there — as the video below documents at length. Via National Inflation Association:

On a tip from Code3.

The Madness of a Lost Society

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:14 PM

On Black Friday, the herd was stampeded once again. It's nice to see retail sales holding up even after two years of Hopey Change. But if we're not careful, we'll be stampeded right off a cliff.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.

Who Knows What's Hidden in Obama's Secret Past?

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:15 PM

Now that the mindless hype is wearing off, the Manchurian Moonbat's approval is tanking so fast, you could almost feel sorry for the guy. Maybe allegations of homosexuality will help prop up his popularity among his liberal base:

On a tip from Oiao.

Worth 1,000 Words

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:06 PM

If any picture is worth 1,000 words, it's "The Forgotten Man" by Jon McNaughton:

On a tip from Rich.

Hej Då, Sweden

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Pat Condell waves goodbye to the canary in the coalmine of multiculturalism, Sweden:

For more on the Muslim rape epidemic that is making parts of Sweden uninhabitable for Swedish women, see here and here. Or just wait until your own town turns into Malmö. If Islam isn't stopped, it's only a matter of time.

On a tip from wingmann.

December 4, 2010

Fine Versus Fugly

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:35 PM

Beauty is often more than skin deep. Unfortunately, so is ugliness:

On a tip from Fiberal.

Transformation Utopia

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:30 PM

The concept of transformation utopia didn't work out too well under Hitler, Stalin, or Pol Pot. But maybe under Barack Hussein Obama, authoritarian collectivists will finally get it right. A short history lesson from Professor Michael Savage:

No doubt Savage will be accused of paranoia for suspecting that our current rulers would like to seize control of the food supply.

On a tip from Rich.

Meet the Liberal Elite

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

If only you could converse with a liberal for this long without name-calling and histrionics, it might be possible to talk sense into them:

Then again, probably not.

On tips from TED and Judd.

To Be Thrown Off His Own Land for Living Simply

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

Henry David Thoreau, the naturalist who wrote "Civil Disobedience," would have been more than happy to leave government alone if only it would return the favor. But the more monstrously government metastasizes, the less likely it is to leave anyone alone. In Indiana, a modern day Thoreau is threatened with eviction from his own land for camping on it:

On a tip from Gary in Washington.

Help You Make It to Your Flight

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

The TSA has a new theme song, compliments of Buck Howdy:

On a tip from TED.

December 3, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM


Compliments of Diversity Lane.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Calls for Government Control of News

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:07 PM

To learn what our bureaucrat rulers really think, listen in as they sound off in Britain, where they feel themselves to be among fellow socialists. Here's FCC Commissioner Michael Copps calling for more government control of the news:

Partial transcript via The Right Scoop:

We are not producing the body of news and information that democracy needs to conduct its civic dialogue. We are not producing as much news as we did 5 years, 10 years, 15 years ago. We have to reverse that trend or I think we are going to be pretty close to be denying our citizens the essential news and information that they need to have in order to make intelligent decisions about the future direction of their country.

In light of the rise of Fox News, talk radio, and the Internet, it is absurd to say we have less news. Once there were only a handful of news sources; now the sources are countless. Copps's concern is that there is too much news that is not firmly controlled by those sharing his statist ideology.

Micromanagement of the dissemination of information by doubletalking sanctimonious control freaks like this damp rag of a man is not even remotely consistent with the principles our country was founded on.

On tips from TrickleUpPolitics and J.

Fox Guest Threatened for Opposing Dream Act Amnesty

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:30 PM

With uncounted millions pouring over the willfully undefended southern border, it's inevitable that America will become more like blood-drenched Mexico, where physical intimidation rules. We can see it happening already:

Dream Act Amnesty supporters, including the President of Immigration Clearinghouse, have issued a fatwa calling for the murder of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC's President William Gheen following his appearance on Fox and Friends.
Local police and the FBI have been contacted and reports have been filed concerning these threats and civil rights violations that are coming from Dream Act Amnesty supporters. The Dream Act Amnesty would give legal status, college access, and voting rights to over 2 million illegal aliens.
"I try my best in the national media to represent the 59% of Americans found in certified polls who oppose the Dream Act Amnesty," said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. "Now I am receiving death threats from Dream Act leaders who are also posting my home address, while encouraging grenade attacks on me because I oppose Amnesty."
William Gheen appeared on Fox News at 6:15am EST on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. In the interview, Gheen said that the Dream Act Amnesty was a "Political Teddy Bear with a hand grenade in it," and that passage of the Dream Act Amnesty could eventually lead to "millions of innocent American students, workers, and voters being displaced and replaced by illegal aliens."

In response, reconquistadors have been circulating Gheen's home address and calling for him to be killed with a grenade. If he ends up dead, don't expect Eric Holder's Injustice Department to show much interest.

William Gheen on Fox and Friends.

On a tip from Oiao.

UN Warmists Pray to Mayan Goddess

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Authoritarian bureauweenies are really piling on the moonbattery as they plot world domination and play in the sun at taxpayer expense in luxurious Cancun:

With United Nations climate negotiators facing an uphill battle to advance their goal of reducing emissions linked to global warming, it's no surprise that the woman steering the talks appealed to a Mayan goddess Monday.
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools."

In her heyday, Ixchel was worshiped at the Lord and Lady Begin to Dance Festival:

During this Mayan festival in the honor of Ixchel: the goddess of the Moon, beehives, fertility, medicine and weaving, a beautiful young woman was chosen by craftsmen and artisans to represent the goddess. This young woman was sacrificed by the priests and flayed.
Her skin was worn by a man who sat at a loom and pretended to weave, while the craftsmen danced around him in animal costumes. The ceremony was then completed when the worshippers engaged in bloodletting and then had a ritual bath.

How multicultural.

The totalitarian moonbats doggedly pushing the moth-eaten global warming hoax tend to despise Christianity, but they have no trouble bowing their heads to a goddess in whose name savages performed human sacrifices — symbolizing their eagerness to sacrifice us to their own false religion, Envirostatism.

Ixchel: Now taking prayers from UN moonbats.

On tips from GoY, G. Fox, Mats, and Ummah Gummah.

7 Years in Jail for Legally Owned Guns

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

From the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution:

[T]he right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

From the 14th Amendment:

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.

What happens when the 14th Amendment is not applied to the 2nd? Innocent people get thrown in jail:

The case of a New Jersey man who is serving seven years in prison for possessing two locked and unloaded handguns he purchased legally in Colorado is a perfect example of how a law-abiding citizen can unwittingly become a criminal due to vastly differing gun laws among the states, gun rights experts say.
Brian Aitken, a 27-year-old entrepreneur and media consultant with no prior criminal record, now spends his days "bored and depressed" behind bars at New Jersey's Mid-State Correctional Facility, his father, Larry Aitken, of Mount Laurel, N.J., says. …
Aitken had purchased the guns legally in Colorado, and he passed an FBI background check when he bought them, his father said. And he said Brian also contacted New Jersey State Police before moving back home to discuss how to properly transport his weapons. But despite those good-faith efforts, he said, Brian was convicted on weapons charges and sent to prison in August.

As the 14th Amendment makes clear, the moonbats running blue states do not have the authority to deprive Americans of constitutional liberties such as the right to keep and bear arms. For this right to be rescinded, the Constitution would need to be amended. If rights are not rescinded but merely ignored, the Constitution is sliding down a slippery slope toward irrelevance.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Do-Gooders Declare Internet to Be a Human Right

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Most causes advanced by do-gooders sound great — until you give a moment's thought to where their underlying assumptions will lead. For example:

If you're looking to do something good for a change, the NGO A Human Right, which believes "equal, universal, uninhibited Internet access is a human right," is in the process of raising $150k in order to purchase "the most capable communications satellite put into space" so they can use it to provide poor people with free Internet service.

Follow the link to A Human Right and you will be greeted by a splash screen yelling that "IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE VERY LUCKY." Wrong. If you can read it, you got out of bed in the morning, went to work, and earned the money to pay for Internet service. Unless you pay your bills with lottery winnings, luck has nothing to do with it.

It would be nice if everyone had Internet service, but to call it a right subverts real rights. When socialists like Barack Hussein Obama declare that healthcare is a human right, they mean that the government has a right to force some to pay for the goods and services consumed by others — that is, by saying that you have a "right" to healthcare or Internet service, statists are saying that you do not have a right to your own labor and property.

As with healthcare, if Internet service is a "right," it will inevitably fall to Big Government to make sure everyone can exercise this right. Conveniently for our rulers, this puts them in a position to micromanage healthcare, the Internet, and anything else they promise to make other people pay for.

With liberty, you have a right to access freely expressed information on the Internet, provided you pay for it. With moonbattery, you have a right to use stolen money to access what the government allows you to access.

On a tip from Karpet.

Following the Money on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

The so-called FDA Food Safety Modernization Act isn't just about Big Government taking a page out of Stalin's playbook by consolidating control over the food supply. It's also about federal politics as usual — that is, corrupt bureauweenies voting to favor those who stand to gain from intrusive legislation in return for cash payoffs. publishes the stats:


If small farms fail to survive this latest wave of oppressive regulations, we can take solace that at least apparatchiks like Barbara Boxer and Al Franken made a tidy profit.

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US Ambassador to UK Praises Terror-Tied Mosque, Offers Taxpayer Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

Is it becoming clear that the American government is no friend of the American people? If not, splash some cold water on your face and read this:

The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom visited and praised a well-known extremist mosque in London Monday, and invited its youth to participate in an embassy-funded initiative to travel to the United States.
The East London Mosque (ELM) hosted recent speeches by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula leader and now Specially Designated Global Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, a prominent leader of extremist group Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, and a wide variety of other radical leaders. That's beside hate and terrorism promoted by the mosque's leaders and the Islamic Forum for Europe (IFE), a group headquartered in the mosque complex.
U.S. ambassador Louis B. Susman went to ELM, which, in combination with the adjoined London Muslim Centre, holds more than 5,000 worshippers. During his visit, Susman said he had "great admiration" for the mosque and was "looking forward" to a dialogue with community members. He also invited young people from the community to enroll in the U.S. embassy's cultural and interfaith program, which coordinates trips for young leaders to the United States.

No word on whether US taxpayers will be picking up the tab for their suicide belts.

Let's not have the standard "reaching out to moderates" hogwash:

ELM's long history of radical ties was the focus of a major documentary on Britain's Channel 4 in March. A cursory search on Google of the terms "East London Mosque Radical" generates multiple hits that show the mosque's radical connections. Recent reports have also appeared in major British papers such as the Independent and the Telegraph.

According to the State Department, obsequiously sucking up to Islamic maniacs who want to kill us is "part of President Obama's call for a renewed dialogue with Muslim communities around the world."

Had enough? Imagine how you'll feel after the next 9/11.

Anwar al-Awlaki: Not far removed from the radicals running our government.

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December 2, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM


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Special Ed Schultz Threatens to Make Mike Pence Pray to the Porcelain God

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 PM

Ed the Red Schultz's ratings have been in the toilet for so long, he can think of nothing else, as he makes clear with his crude and juvenile boast that he will make Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) "pray to the porcelain god":

Congratulations to Rep. Pence. Being targeted for bellicose grunts by the Bolsheviks at MSNBC is a clear indication that he's doing something right.

Via The Blaze, on a tip from nancz.

Why the American People Have Thrown the Democrats Out of Power in the House

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:42 PM

One reason is the arrogant procedural thuggery that was on display when Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) attempted to address the floor:

Anyone recognize the woman whispering instructions to the visibly dimwitted Madame Speaker? She reminds me of Valerie Jarrett programming Comrade Obama's teleprompter.

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The Dumbest Question Ever Asked

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:43 PM

Any informed person could agree that liberty had a great enemy in the socialist dictator Adolf Hitler and a great friend in the free market economist Milton Friedman. Yet a moron at Democratic Underground launched a thread by asking:

You have the chance to kill Hitler or Milton Friedman before they rise to prominence. Which one do you choose? Which one has done more damage to the world?
Hitler reaped death and destruction on all he encountered. He committed genocide on the Jewish people, gays and gypsies. He sought global domination under and [sic] iron fist. Many good people lost their lives fighting this tyrant.
Friedman preached free markets and no oversight for big business. This has lead [sic] to supreme corporate power, unfettered greed by those in power, financial collapse and global warming denial because it is bad for big business.
If you could delete one from history, which one do you choose and why?

Even the other DUmmies appeared to be appalled by this mind-bending moonbattery, resulting in the plug getting pulled on the thread.

The great countermoonbat Milton Friedman championing freedom.

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Posted by Dave Blount at 1:38 PM

Say what you will about the TSA's new porno scans and pat-down procedures, they have certainly made for more lively reading in the industry's trade magazine:


Compliments of Dave.

Prison Inmates Claim Tax Refunds

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

The bigger government gets, the more opportunities there are for fraud. No wonder convicted criminals overwhelming identify with Democrats.

Nearly 50,000 prison inmates claimed more than $130 million in tax refunds this year without providing any wage information to the IRS, a government investigator says in a report to be released Thursday. …
The report is the latest in a series of audits looking at prison inmates claiming tax credits and other government payments. It notes that the IRS identified nearly 250,000 fraudulent tax returns during the 2010 filing season — a 50 percent increase over 2009 — preventing $1.48 billion in fraudulent refunds.

Imagine how many are slipping through. Complains an IRS bureaucrat:

"The situation involving prisoners is not a simple process, particularly considering the fact that some inmates and their families are legally entitled to tax refunds and that the prisoner population is constantly changing."

Considering that the IRS is under the control of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, a known tax cheat, it's a wonder any fraud is detected. If not by giving "refunds" to those who don't work, how else is Comrade Obama going to fulfill his frequently repeated promise of cutting taxes for 95%, while letting taxes on employers fly through the stratosphere when the Bush tax cuts expire, considering that almost half the population doesn't have to pay federal taxes?

On tips from Oiao and Muddypaw.

Parents Jailed, Children Confiscated Over Spanking

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

A major impediment to the advancement of statism is the family, which exposes children to values that may not conform to Big Government's agenda. The progressives running Sweden address this problem by pushing parents out of the business of parenting. Since spanking not only upholds parental authority but instills discipline, undermining the goal of reengineering the human race as a sty full of whiny, flabby, state-dependent perpetual children, it is forbidden:

A Swedish district court has sentenced a couple to nine months each in prison and fined them the equivalent of US $10,650 after they admitted to spanking three of their four children as a normal part of their parenting methods. …
There is no indication of abuse by the parents in the released documents, with the court noting that the parents "had a loving and caring relationship with their children." …
The children have been remanded to state-sponsored foster care since early this summer, and Mike Donnelly, Director of International Relations for the US-based Home School Legal Defence Association (HSLDA), told that it is "extremely unlikely" that the children will ever be returned to their family home. …
"Parenting has been outsourced, or simply directly taken over by the state in Sweden," Donnelly said. …
Ninety percent of Swedish children are in publicly funded day care from extremely early ages, as young as a year or 18 months, he said. It is the position of the state that parents are overruled by the state in areas of child rearing, he said.

As in Nazi Germany, homeschooling is also forbidden in Sweden's socialist utopia. If the wealth you create isn't yours but the government's, why shouldn't the same be true of your children?

On a tip from Mats.

Assange's Supplier and the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Julian Assange isn't the only repugnant creepazoid involved in potentially getting people killed by exposing secret documents on WikiLeaks. Assange got many of his documents from Bradley Manning. For insight into Manning's motivation, don't waste your time on the "mainstream" media. Accuracy in Media reports on the reporters:

The New York Times reported, "The possibility that a large number of diplomatic cables might become public has been discussed in government and media circles since May. That was when, in an online chat, an Army intelligence analyst, Pfc. Bradley Manning, described having downloaded from a military computer system many classified documents, including '260,000 State Department cables from embassies and consulates all over the world.' In an online discussion with Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker, Private Manning said he had delivered the cables and other documents to WikiLeaks."
This is all true. But what the Times left out of its coverage was that Manning was an open homosexual who flaunted the Pentagon's homosexual exclusion policy without being punished for his behavior and conduct.

WaPo also pretended not to know about the sexual perversion that has served Bradley Unmanly for an identity — despite it being the apparent motivation for his treason.

Here we were thinking that the military doesn't allow open homosexuality.

Jonah Knox, the pseudonym for a noncommissioned officer and analyst in the United States Army Reserves, pointed out in an AIM column that, rather than repeal the Pentagon's homosexual exclusion policy, the WikiLeaks scandal demonstrates that the policy and regulations need to be tightened up.
Knox wrote that the regulations implementing the policy seemed to be designed to cause confusion. Despite Manning's flaunting of the law, Knox wrote, "it does not surprise me that the Army may never have investigated Manning for his support of the homosexual agenda, for his frequenting of homosexual events and/or establishments because Department of Defense policy does not seem to allow it. However, Department of Defense and Army regulations did allow the Army to investigate Manning based on his declarations of being a homosexual who despised the Army for not fully embracing the homosexual agenda and not acting quickly enough to repeal DADT."

Does this remind you of anyone? Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a ticking time bomb who killed 14 Americans when he inevitably went off. With all the red flags he was waving, the Fort Hood Massacre could have been avoided easily — if not for political correctness.

Apparently even without repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, homosexuals are already a special privileged group that must be pampered at the expense of security. Imagine what it will be like if Dems manage to ram through the repeal.

bradley manning
Homosexual Howdy Doody lookalike Bradley Manning.

On tips from Hail The Amberlamps! and TED.

Football Player Flagged for Acknowledging God

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

It gets harder every year to believe that one of the founding principles of this country was freedom of religion:

A high school football player in Tacoma, Wash., got flagged for dropping to his knee and pointing to the sky after scoring a touchdown during a playoff game.
"It's just something I do every time I get in the end zone," said Ronnie Hastie, a Tumwater High School running back. "To honor my Lord because I play for him. I give him the glory because he's the one that gives me the strength."
Although Hastie's strength may be divine, high school referees are apparently not.
He was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, a 15 yard penalty — the same amount of yards a lineman would receive after steamrolling a quarterback well after a play.

Hastie agreed not make religious gestures after touchdowns in the future. But we shouldn't be so hasty to give in to the encroachments of moonbattery. Inch by inch, liberals are crowding the very concept of a higher authority than government out of our culture.

Hastie should have done an Obama O.

On a tip from G. Fox.

USA Bailing Out Bankrupt Europe

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

If you've read Ayn Rand's prophetic Atlas Shrugged, you probably saw this coming. American taxpayers are being asked to bail out socialist Europe:

The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.
"There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the 750 billion euro ($980 billion) EU/IMF European stability fund. "It is up to the Europeans. We will certainly support using the IMF in these circumstances." …
The developments have echoes of the pressure applied by Washington on European capitals last May to create the near $1 trillion EFSF safety net that was last week used to rescue Ireland after its banking crisis spiraled out of control.
The IMF, whose biggest single shareholder is the United States, has committed 250 billion euros to the EFSF. …
U.S. Treasurys' prices fell and the euro strengthened against the dollar on Wednesday after the news that the United States would be prepared to support an enlarged EFSF.

Being more progressive, Europe has "progressed" further into statism, which is why it will collapse before we do — thus we will have to expend ever increasing resources in a futile effort to keep its dysfunctional mommy states afloat, accelerating our own race toward ruin. Only a decisive and immediate rejection of liberalism and a return to free market principles can save either Europe or the USA.


On a tip from J.

December 1, 2010

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM


Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Ewald Stadler

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

Finally, one has been found: a European public figure who doesn't grovel contemptibly before the disease that is Islam. Austrian MP Ewald Stadler opens up on the sanctimoniously posturing Turkish Ambassador:

With enough Ewald Stadlers, Europe may yet be saved. But there is a steep mountain to climb; in Austria you can be arrested for criticizing the satanic ravings that constitute the Koran:

Via The Blogprof.

The Taxman

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 PM

Our current rulers have learned more from The Beatles than from the Founding Fathers, as the Manchurian Moonbat makes obvious:

If Mr. Taxman wanted the Bush tax cuts extended, businesses would know how much will be looted from them as of next month, and they would be able to plan and hire accordingly. But raising taxes while the economy is still staggering is a better fit with Obama's agenda of increasing our dependence on wildly metastasizing government, so Washington stalls and bickers as the current draws us ever closer to the cataract.

Via The Reaganite Republican.

Sarah Palin Disemboweled in Effigy

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:57 PM

In preparation for the day Democrats manage to inflict some version of the Unfairness Doctrine on the Internet, liberals will now be allowed to make their case at Here they display their characteristic sophistication, erudition, and eloquence while refuting the conservative views of Sarah Palin:

Hot Air asks, "When did David Frum and Joe Scarborough join Gwar?"

On tips from Consigliere5 and AC.

Servicemen Overwhelmingly Opposed to Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:45 PM

A main priority of the lame duck Congress is to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, so that homosexuals can serve openly in the military, with all the drama, entitlements, and special privileges that entails. Liberals are delighted. The military isn't. AIPNews reports on a Pentagon poll worded by the Obamination Administration, which of course favors open homosexuality in the armed forces.

The results: Only 9% think having a homosexual leader would have a positive impact. Only 29% would share open showers with homosexuals. Half a million troops (24%) would leave service early. Only 6% would recommend military service if repeal passes. Only 5% say repeal would help morale.

You can get 5% to agree that Elvis is alive and well and living in an igloo atop the Seattle Space Needle. The other 95% are aware, as our rulers are, that imposing open homosexuality on the military would have a disastrous effect on morale and recruitment.

Meanwhile, as Congress wastes time ramming through pernicious social engineering schemes, businesses continue to hold off on hiring because they still don't know what their tax liability will be starting next month, since the crucial Bush tax cuts still haven't been extended.

Liberal priorities.

On a tip from Oiao.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:52 PM

Julian Assange, the best argument for CIA hit squads since Osama bin Laden, and pantomime dame John Inman:

Julian-Assange.jpg  John_Inman.jpg

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Smoking Gun on Google Bias: Listed as "Compromised"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:13 AM

It looks like my gentle admonishments of Google for incessantly wallowing in moonbattery are not going over very well:


There is no technical problem with the site, as my ISP confirms.

Despite its leftist corporate climate, Google supposedly returns search results on a nonpartisan basis. But's bogus "compromised" status suggests otherwise.

On tips from Dan, Air2air, AC, and CommieBlaster.

DSM Decrees That Obama Is Not Disordered

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

What a coincidence. First Barack Hussein Obama is hyped into the White House. Then the DSM decides that extreme narcissism is no longer a personality disorder:

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (due out in 2013, and known as DSM-5) has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition.
Narcissistic personality disorder is the most well-known of the five, and its absence has caused the most stir in professional circles.

See if you can think of anyone who displays these symptoms:

The central requirement for N.P.D. is a special kind of self-absorption: a grandiose sense of self, a serious miscalculation of one's abilities and potential that is often accompanied by fantasies of greatness. …
The second requirement for N.P.D.: since the narcissist is so convinced of his high station … he automatically expects that others will recognize his superior qualities and will tell him so. …
Finally, the narcissist, who longs for the approval and admiration of others, is often clueless about how things look from someone else's perspective. Narcissists are very sensitive to being overlooked or slighted in the smallest fashion, but they often fail to recognize when they are doing it to others.
Most of us would agree that this is an easily recognizable profile, and it is a puzzle why the manual's committee on personality disorders has decided to throw N.P.D. off the bus.

Considering the level of moonbattery prevalent among the psychiatric establishment, this might be why:

obama arrogant

It wouldn't be the first time the DSM indulged in politics. In 1973, DSM-II replaced homosexuality with "Sexual Orientation Disturbance" as a compromise between those who recognize it as a form of derangement and those who want depravity to be considered normal.

They ought to expand the DSM to cover medical disorders. Then when the government has finished nationalizing the healthcare system, it can deal with diseases with economic efficiency by delisting them. Cancer patients cost too much? Declare cancer to be normal, drop it from the list of diseases, and the problem is solved.

On a tip from GoY.

British Report: Not Letting Sex Criminals Adopt Children Is Discriminatory

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Britain provides yet another example of why the last people you would want advising lawmakers are pointy-headed liberal establishment "experts":

The government could face legal action if it continues to ban sex offenders from working with children, according to research published today.
A report by a family law expert argues that some sex offenders should be allowed to adopt or foster children, and claims that the current blanket ban is discriminatory.
"Sex offenders shouldn't all be tarred with the same brush," said Helen Reece at the London School of Economics, who wrote the report.

If we can have Muslims on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, why can't the British have sex criminals working with and adopting children? The important thing is not to tar all fiends with the same brush.

Sex offenders have been prohibited from working with, and adopting, children since 2006, when measures were put in place to prevent a recurrence of the murder of schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells by school caretaker Ian Huntley in Soham.

But raped and murdered children are a small price to pay for advancing the cause of political correctness.

Think of the inclusive joy this will bring to homosexual "partners."

Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. Evidently nothing was learned from their deaths.

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Atheist Seeks Asylum in Sweden

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Not all asylum seekers are trying to escape war or political oppression. Italian writer Ennio Montesi wants Sweden to take him in because he can't stand all the crucifixes in his own country.

Montesi, an atheist who has had himself "debaptized," earlier got his name in the news by crusading against the cross on display in a hospital ward. He whines to Swedish Premier Fredrik Reinfeldt that living in Italy forces upon him "a religious and political symbol of death."

It is unclear whether Montesi suffers from the classic symptoms of crucifix intolerance: uncontrollable fits, facial blistering, levitating, pea soup vomiting, twisting the head around 360°, et cetera.

Maybe Montesi should seek asylum in the USA. If he's turned down, he can just walk across the border from Mexico. No doubt a fulfilling career would await him with the ACLU.

Or he could show a little patience and stay put in Italy until the crucifixes are replaced by minarets.

A refugee from crucifixes.

On a tip from Mats.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Not all close resemblances are physical:


Compliments of TED.